WOW!! I spent this entire week in a sort of a haze. I got a concussion when a ladder fell on my head last Thursday afternoon. I already was experiencing brain fog, but WOW....I have never actually had a concussion. Between the headaches, the painful scalp and the confusion, I am ready to start feeling better. Unfortunately I am still waiting. We trudged through the week. I took everything off the schedule that Joe couldn't come with me to. I didn't drive for almost a week. That is some sort of record for me.
Homeschooling while living with an autoimmune disorder has become increasingly difficult. We are figuring it out. I guess I should say, homeschooling 4 different grade levels has presented me with challenges. Working full-time, even from home has really given me some hurdles. I had already stepped back and cut things from our schedule, but I may have to do some more. I am really suffering lately with pain. I cannot take typical medications because it causes even more problems than regular flare-ups do, so I basically do live with incredible amounts of pain daily.
This week in science, Caty started working on a weather unit using Magic School Bus. We are also doing the Homeschool with Minecraft Live Weather Class with this also. She is loving the live interaction.
Here she is learning why clouds "rain" as she calls it. The clouds get so full the water comes out, just like this sponge.Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center. Some weeks they play with it more than others. They all 4 kept gravitating to play with this.
Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity set. Although he claimed it was just because he needed a "desk" to do his grammar. He struggled this week with being able to complete his assignments.
Be Cool about Fire Safety on Youtube.
And then we made a Firefighter Caty.
These two series are packed full of information, on top of his history reading.
Brayden is watching the series, The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents Season 1. He was supposed to be watching Episode 3 and I walked in the living room to find him playing his DS and watching his tablet, instead of watching the TV. Yeah ... mommy wasn't happy. He found that out quickly, especially since he had to re-watch the episode in its entirety.
We started our study of Kenya for World Geography.
Continents Song and we added pictures to go with the song this week.
Lydia blew me away by reading an entire book in just a couple days. She loved it. I even had conversations with her to make sure she was actually reading the book. She was....she is starting more books now. She has two she is working on at the moment. She picked out some classic titles at the Used book store Wednesday.
We have another week before we take a week break. I was evaluating where the kids are Friday while planning lessons, and seeing if I need to change anything. We are going to stick with most everything, except Joey is getting a new math book.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!
Linking up with other homeschool moms....