For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weekly Wrap-up

This week was a plain, yet again relaxed school week.

Monday I had a kind of mommy day. Not exactly my dream mommy day, but it's was still mommy time. I went for lunch with my sister, which was a first. We never grew too close (6 years apart) and have lived away from each other for a long time (that is in different countries). So, that was nice. It is going to be a monthly occuring.

Then I went to the hair dresser and had a hair cut, and had a women's meeting in the evening.

The rest of the week, I covered mainly English, Geography, Handwriting/copywork, reading and lots of Math. Daddy did most of the sit down work in Math with Zach. It was great. I do not know how he does it, although I am seeing it with my eyes, but he gets him to do the exercices without complaining. Doing the practices will definitely help him master the concepts. . .

Here they are doing some of their work.



There he is using his thesaurus at the back of his BJU English book:


I also read a few living math books, which they actually enjoyed.

I got to do a bit more school with Joho. He does so well in all his subjects for his age that I really do not impose on him to do school everyday., but this week was a good week.

The boys are really enjoying their electives classes. Zach gets to do gym, art and science experiments and loves all of it. Jojo does gym, some form of academics and crafts. He is happy to be there with a particular friend of his, for whom it is the first electives.

Of course they had plenty of free play and Zach spent a lot of time with his trains of course. Here is a few of the layouts he did on his own:



In an effort to get Zach into writing, I have decided to have him dictate to me his stories so that we can make a Thomas the Tank Engine book. It is going to be stories retold and created by Zach, with 5 chapters and a table of content. He is very excited about that. We've got 3 stories already done, still needing editing, but that's going to be his job (with my help of course). Joho who does not want to miss out on the fun, has asked to have his own book done as well, so there's going to be Joho's version too. He's got 2 stories done so far. It is taxing on me (their stories tend to be long. . .), but we got to do what we have to do.

We will be moving in a couple of months, so I spent today yesterday clearing out the boy's messy bedroom. That feels really great! I

I'm throwing in this pictures, as this is what Joho likes to do most of the time: moving!


Recently he came up with the idea of doing jumping Jacks on the sofa as well!


Phyllis said...

Sounds like life with boys! I have found that getting a different teacher for a subject every once in awhile really helps, especially with slump periods. I am glad it has helped with math for you.

Janet W said...

Sounds like everyone had a pretty good week. I enjoy those "Mommy Days" once in a while.
Janet W

Marsha said...

Joelle....omgosh....tell your son we are SO IMPRESSED with his amazing train set up! Looks like you have an engineer on your hands!

Carrie said...

What GREAT train layouts!!! My dad collects Lionel trains and still plays with him. I know he would be impressed!! Good luck with your move. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Giggly Girls said...

Glad you got some time to yourself. All moms need that once in while.

Ellen said...

Love the trains! Looks like a productive week to me. :-)

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