crunchy_mama, literature is one subject where I've relaxed with the planning. There are soooooo many good books to read that I know if I made a list and planned it out I would be trying to cram in twice as much as is comfortable.
We just finished week 9 and we've read Little House in the Big Woods
, My Father's Dragon
, and a few chapters of The Door in the Wall.
We've also listened to a few audio books.
(I love audio books, they save my voice!) Marc reads to the boys at bedtime, and he has taken over some of the read-alouds that I wanted to get to for school. They read Mr. Popper's Penguins
and are about to start The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles.
There was another one, but the title is eluding me now and I'm too lazy to get up and search for it. They also read the first Harry Potter book, but I'm not counting that as a school book!
So that's about 2 weeks per chapter book, I guess. With audio books added, plus plenty of picture books, I think we're setting a nice pace. I feel like we're putting a dent in the list of good books, but with Marc and audio books helping out with the reading I don't feel overwhelmed.
We took today off to have lunch and play with old friends from preschool who had Columbus day off from school. We spent the afternoon playing with my nephew, who we don't see enough of now that he's in school. He is 2 days younger than Nik, so they are pretty close. Tomorrow afternoon we are going to visit my parents before they leave for a month-long vacation. Oma needs to get her grandchild fix before they leave.
So we're probably not going to accomplish as much as I wanted to this week.
Maybe we'll be alright, though. I had more of a unit-study approach planned this week. It's not something we've tried before, so we'll see how it goes. October 10th-16th is Earth Science Week, and October 13th is National Fossil Day. We'll be watching Journey to the Center of the Earth (again) and using this educator's guide
. For Fossil Day we'll be using this Junior Paleontologist Activity Booklet
. We're studying earth science this year, so we had to do something special this week. I think it will be a lot of fun.
Marc was just teasing and asked me if I was typing a novel, so I think maybe I've said enough.