The beginning of the week was beautiful - both in his cooperation and the cooler weather (below 90). Mid-week, the summer heat came back full force, and today (Saturday) there is a heat advisory in effect. Luckily, his attitude, while it did rear its ugly head, did not bite us like it did in past weeks.
Sunday we had a family reunion (more time at the creek!) and a time at the lake (and baptism) with our church family which was lots of fun. Luke had his first taste of volleyball and a lot of time on the playground with the other children.
|DS and a cousin playing Funny Face Yard Pool|
|DS and another cousin at Pine Knob|
Salsa video), then read two Aesop's Fables. And of course, there was math. We also finished Beauty and the Beast from Lang's Blue Fairy book. Disney's Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite movies, and after reading this original story, I think they did a decent job of it. Better than Peter Pan, my husband thinks. Peter Pan the movie leaves out too much of the death and mayhem!
Tuesday we read about Joseph's dream in Genesis 37, followed by Funnix math lesson 45. We read Ch. 2 in the Burgess Bird Book, listened to the bird calls and looked at different photographs of them (sparrow and wren). Another poem, then copywork, phonics, Spanish and Shakespeare. I had forgotten to do artist study on Monday, so we looked at the Farmer's Children by Fragonard, and read a couple of stories from Fifty Favorite Stories Retold and he attempted narration of those, as we do with every story. He doesn't like to narrate (or "tell it back"), but we're working on it!
We took Luke's fair projects by and entered them, then practiced the bike riding some more. We found a fantastic HUGE moth, called a polyphemus moth. He looked so fat he couldn't' fly but maybe he was sick. I wasn't sure, so we left him at the park under a tree. I need to start carrying "kill jars" around in the van to take advantage of our random discoveries.
BBC Science Clips and Dragonfly TV. We listened to Mozart's Symphony #25 and took some library books back before practicing the bike again. I got my hair chopped off and donated to Locks of Love. After my handbell rehearsal, we played Ticket to Ride as a family and had a lot of fun. DS beat us both!!
Thursday was when it really got hot, so we stayed inside (for the most part) until time for the fair. Today we read Psalm 23 and added it to the scripture memory box, did Funnix lesson 47 and got to read Moses the Kitten from James Herriot's Treasury for Children. I was really looking forward to this book, as I read all of his other books when I was in high school and loved them! DS enjoyed it as well. We moved on to the third phonics book and did a word find puzzle, which is starting to come easier to him, and listened to our folk song and hymn. Then we enjoyed the air-conditioning and watched the hummingbirds through our picture window during our Ticket to Ride rematch. I won.. :) At the fair, he had a blast...and I got sweaty with sore feet!
There was no public school on Friday - I think because of the Co. Fair or something. I didn't tell DS that, and we did school as usual, LOL. We watched our DVD Bible story, which happened to be the Psalm of David this week- interesting since had just finished our fourth Thursday reading Psalm 23. He particularly enjoyed the song that went with it. After math, poem, copywork, phonics and Spanish, we finished Cinderella. We played checkers, drew in our nature notebooks and rested up before heading back to the fairgrounds, this time to work. I helped in the Lion's Club booth, serving up pizza, hot dogs, and burgers. It was actually sort of fun! DS helped put together popcorn boxes, then went to help his Pa and uncle at the fast-pitch baseball booth.
I plan on posting something weekly, but unless I change something from our usual schedule, I will be leaving out the minutia as it is getting repetitive now that we've settled into a routine. I'm looking forward to the cooler weather that AccuWeather has promised me!