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

Friday, September 5, 2014

Random 5 on Friday

The Pebble PondA new school year has started and it is time to resume Random 5 on Friday as my way of summing up our week.

1. School got done 3 days this week, due to Monday being Labor Day here in Canada.I am pleased to report that our new school schedule held up, hooray!!! I mean not without any hiccup, but held nonetheless.

2. My parents offered me an iPad recently and the boys have been enjoying doing some educational activities on it. Zach's new French program, Duolingo, is done on it, and he is very happy with it. They've also enjoyed watching the free daily video from Brainpop.

3. We had a playdate on Thursday with a  new homeschooling Friend. Gym and swimming for the kids and good chatting for the moms. Don't I love those?

4. We've decided to do Transparency maps for our geography map work with Tapestry. This is going to be interesting. New territory for us.
Zach working on his base map of Ancient Egypt

5. We enjoyed our discussion of Tapestry accountability and thinking questions over dinner with daddy. We all enjoyed it. I figured this was a good way yo get dad involved in it and lessen the load on me.

Have a great week-end!


Tiffany said...

Great week. I think I may start participating in this Random 5 because it's short and sweet. I love TOG we are not using it this year and initially I was very sad about it. The transparency maps will be a nice memento to keep long after the children have moved on.

Nicole T said...

Getting dad involved can sometimes be a challenge. This was a great idea! Visiting from Random 5.

Lisa Boyle said...

What a great week! :-) I love the idea of transparency maps. Thanks for linking up with "My Week in Review." I hope you can join us again this week.

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