In my life this week…
My wife and daughter are in an Irish band. Margaret sings and my wife plays the flute. So they have had events to go to all week. Philip who does Irish Dance, dances at few of the same events. Life has been busy. Two events we always do. The first is a Tea at our old church. It is nice to go back and visit with everyone. The second is the Irish Society Dinner. A steak dinner is always high on my list. Especially when it comes with a fully loaded baked potato.
My wife finished crocheting an Orca whale for Ian. She also taught Margaret to make these Shamrocks for St Patrick’s Day.
I started cleaning one of the worst closets in our house. This used to be the homeschool room but before that it was my office/storage. The closet was many layers deep. I am not quite done. I have a few things to find good homes for and I still have the floor to sort through. I’ll finish it up on Friday.
In our homeschool this week…
We tend to follow the public school systems schedule. It helps us stay on track and schedule activities that follow that schedule. This the first week of our two week spring break. Since we are behind in math we decided to have them do math this week. It is not a lot but it will help make sure we keep on track.
So how did we fall behind? Basically I got lucky last year and made the assumption that it would work out the same this year. We use IXL for math which is great and we love it. It covers all of the prescribed learning outcomes for our province. It also covers all the other provinces and I think all the states. I know it is available in both countries just not whether it is the same or not. Last year I had Philip do whatever sections he felt like the first two terms. In the last term I looked at the PLO’s that we were missing and made a list of sections that he had to do. I knew that he had done a few sections that had resulted in higher grade PLO’s to be checked. This year we are missing quite a few. They both ended up doing a lot of math that they didn’t need to. Not a bad thing but I still have to get those boxes checked.
I ended up with two meals out this week which is always nice. We don’t eat out often so it is a real treat. I somehow came home with just enough leftover steak for Stroganoff. That is one of the dishes that my wife makes. I can make it but it doesn’t turn out the same. Wednesday my wife had to work that night so we had bachelor’s fare and made meatloaf. Thursday night was a big pork roast that should last a couple of days.
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My wife refers to these weekly journal posts as my ‘homework’ and that she reads them so she knows what we have been doing all week.
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6 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap up: The Irish One”
My husband doesn’t call them my homework, but reads them each week like your wife to keep up. Made me smile when I read that.
Philip looks so handsome all dressed up! You can see how much he enjoys dancing too Your wife is lovely as well and multi-talented!! Have a great spring break!
Oh, the orca is adorable! Very talented! I am slowly learning to knit with my daughter. She is making a hat right now and I finished my first dishcloth. It’s nice to create something useful! (And it keeps my hands busy during idle times!)
Looks like your decluttering and organizing is coming right along. I have been doing it for a while now, but when things warm up I’m going to tackle the garage…and that’s going to take a while! 😉
He looks so serious about his dancing – looks like lots of fun! I call my wrap-up my weekly “homework” too so I laughed when I read that you do as well.
The orca is really cool. I’ve been trying to do the 40 bags / 40 days challenge too but haven’t been brave enough to take pictures.
I seriously would love to see the Irish dance! I just showed Keilee the shamrock and the whale and she LOVED them! We are behind in Math too. But the fact that we even muddle through it some days is a miracle. I tell myself most people take Algebra 1 in 9th grade and Kei is in 8th. 🙂
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