Well, despite my extreme lack of motivation, and extreme desire to stay in bed with a cup of coffee, notebook, sharp pencil, and laptop, I have kids to educate. Here's what we did this week:
We started out the day with a regular Monday. I love Mondays! We always get everything done that day, we're well rested, and everyone is usually in a great mood. Millie learned about classifying animals in science, started to learn about the civil war, plus did the usual line up of math, spelling, reading, etc.
Thursday and Friday were really bad, weather wise. Roads were horrible, so we stayed home. We were supposed to go to the Minnesota State Orphanage Museum, but that was cancelled because of the weather. While I was glad I didn't have to drive in the ick, I was super bummed to miss that field trip. I had been looking forward to it for months!! It'll be rescheduled. I just need to be patient. ;)
For preschool this week, we talked about how gardens grow. We read a couple good books, practiced counting with beans, cooked 15 bean soup, and started growing some beans (black, white, and kidney) in a clear plastic cup. The girls hypothesized that the black bean would grow roots first. They were right, but were surprised when the other two beans kept on growing like crazy, while the black bean stopped with just a couple little roots.
|See my little peanut, right in the middle?|
|Millie is "Pinkie the Ghost"|
Back to my winter doldrums...my goal for next week is to break free from the doldrums. I'm calling it "willpower week". Here are my goals for the upcoming week:
- Drink 5 glasses of water per day
- If the temp hits 40*, I will go jogging
- If the temp is too cold, or it's raining (or heaven forbid...snowing!!), I'll do a Turbo Jam video
- I will purchase supplies to create a household management binder
- Teach Millie how to make breakfast so I don't have to buy cereal anymore
- No sweets, unless I make them myself.
Check out what other homeschoolers did this week, here!