Monday, December 3, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up

Highlights In Our Homeschool These Past Two Weeks...

We celebrated the girls' 9th birthday, had a lovely Thanksgiving, and kicked off the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving.  We put up all of our decorations and Christmas trees ( we have three: a family tree, a kid tree, and a "grown-up" tree). We strung popcorn for the kids' tree (I wanted to string it for the family tree too, but there's Bentley (1 year old Golden Retriever)...
The kids wrote books chronicling our Christmas Family Traditions.  Chris wrote an expository essay about our Christmas traditions.
The girls have been making ornaments using a variety of materials.
For the rest of the Christmas season we do not always do our traditional schoolwork.  We read lots of Christmas books, bake, watch Christmas shows, make lots of crafts and presents, and play.

What We Are Reading...

Chris finished reading #4 in The Inheritance series.  He read the first book in the new series by Erin Hunter: Survivors (this one is about dogs), and he read #1 and #2 in The Alex Rider Series and he is reading Johnny Tremain.

Katie finished reading #2 in The Warriors series and is reading #3.  She also read Barbie Safe and Sound,A Special Ballerina, and Clawman's Warning.  She is also reading Dragonbreath and Amos Fortune: Freeman.

Chelsea finished reading Indian Captive and is reading Harry Potter #1 to Katie.

I read Criss-Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins and Steinbeck's Ghost by Lewis Buzbee.

I finished reading The Hobbit to everyone for our book club.

The kids started reading our next book club selection The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden.

Daddy started reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to us (one of my favorite holiday traditions.)

My Favorite Thing These Past Two Weeks...

Watching "The Polar Express" while stringing popcorn

What I'm Working On...

Everything Christmas

Places We're Going...

"The Three Wise Men of Spider Creek" play, Book Club - The Hobbit, Christmas tree farm, and ballet class.


  1. How is The Hobbit to read aloud? It just seem like a hard one to do! LOL We love Cricket in Times Square!

    1. The Hobbit was easier than Treasure Island. I actually liked reading it aloud. We did take it more slowly than other books. I just finished Cricket in Times Square, I loved it too. The kids are reading this one by themselves. I did need a break after The Hobbit. :0)