I had all of these well laid plans. I knew each day what I had to get done, not just what I wanted to get done, the things that HAD to get done. We had another trip scheduled for next week and I am balancing work, school and renovating the house together right now.
And then BAM! I wake up Monday morning with a sinus infection. Ugh....I made it through the day. We managed to get our schoolwork finished, but none of the other extra projects or the trip to finish getting the extra paint that I needed. When we were done I crashed on the couch and Joey and I watched Sergeant York to go with his World War I history unit. I up at 1 am on Tuesday unable to stand up. I was in bad shape. I was sick, but not "sick". I felt dehydrated and had a migraine. Then I had trouble breathing and my chest hurt and was on fire. After an ambulance ride and ER visit, the doctor said I developed bronchitis. Yet I hardly was coughing, just really congested. So I have been spending this week trying to recover from this weird virus. That means the kids got two days off from school, and all activities that required mom to take them were cancelled.
By Thursday, I had to do school with the kids. They were so lost from being allowed to just play games all day, I about lost my mind on Wednesday. They fought and threw tantrums. It was horrible. So we finished up our week, and I was very grateful that because of our previously busy schedule I had only planned 3 full-days.
This was the boys first week of starting Bob Jones Distance Learning. I signed them up to use their Science program. Well, I signed up Joey, but I'm testing Brayden to see if he can handle the workload. They just started and I am missing a required textbook yet. So we'll be going a little on the slow side until I have everything that they need. I really like the Bob Jones textbooks we are using, so I am sure we are going to like this program. Plus it's going to help me with my workload and teaching four different levels.
I have lots of painting help, not enough cleaning help though.
There are stickers you can add to most of the pages as you decorate with similar style as that artist. I love this book!
For the Inuit, she created their winter home...aka an igloo.
Lydia had to try and build one, even though it wasn't on her schedule.
Caty's finished igloo. I highly recommend to use sugar cubes. This was fun, but frustrating for the girls to build.
Monday afternoon, the girls got out one of their favorite fighting games, No Stress Chess...lol. They played quietly for a little while.
Our trip next week is now cancelled, at least for us. I made some adjustments to our schedule to take that into account. It'll give us some time to get used to the new Bob Jones Science program that the boys will be using. Between using A+ Tutorsoft Math and this program for science, hopefully this will take some pressure off of myself during school time.
Brayden is continuing his way through the American Presidents. And Joey finished up his study of World War I this week. We watched Sergeant York and All Quiet on the Western Front. He didn't enjoy the first, but did the second. It was a great addition to our study unit. I wish we would've watched it sooner in the unit, but it worked out as a great wrap-up. Both boys are doing really well with their math in A+ Tutorsoft. I love hearing, "Hey Mom, I got them all right!" or "Hey Mom! Check out my score!" So I think we are on the right track with them. Whoohoo!!
I hope you all had a wonderful week. Keep an eye on our blog, and I am working on some gradual changes for the new year! I can't wait to see what comes of it.
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