Friday, October 12, 2012

When you don't feel like schooling... Week 10

We have had a rather hectic week. You know the kind of week when all your commitments catch up with you? Arriving home from NY Sunday afternoon, Monday morning came all too quickly! Monday morning flew by and it was time to head to our first Lego engineering class. The kids have been so excited about this and they were not disappointed! They are looking forward to the next 7 weeks.

The first week back to "normal" never feels very "normal." It was hectic, hard to stay focused, and I was unmotivated! (Yes me not them!) We managed to eek through our week including our Spanish immersion class with our homeschool group on Thursday. (A definite highlight of our week always!)

We try to keep Fridays light, except this week we had some catching up to do. After taking J to music class I was dragging. I just could not motivate myself to do another math or phonics lesson. E had already completed all of her independent work and I did math with her. As I sent C to the school room for his math and phonics lesson, I called an audible. To get out of the funk I decided we could either drag ourselves thought the basics or we could dive into something fun. I am not one to put off academics, and relaxed is not usually a part of my vocabulary, but love of learning IS a major goal here. Drudgery is not.

Enter Viking Fun!

So I put on our SOTW CD's that we had yet to get to this week and the kids colored Viking boats, masks, and paper dolls.





We finished reading Eric the Red and Lief the Lucky and then threw ourselves into creating a Viking ship. I had been planning this but was doubting it would get done. (Yeah, sad, but true).



Fun is the perfect cure for a blah day! Blah day redeemed!



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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by! :)

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    2. Your Viking ship is awesome! Those are the types of projects I want to get to, but never do.

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    3. Thank you Julie! It was fun! I know what you mean. I didn't think we would get to it either. Some days you have to choose something over something else if you want to get it done! :)

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  2. Viking Fun looks like a lot of fun. That week just back from vacation is always hard---I always joke we need a vacation to recover from our vacation. Hope next week is easier for you.

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    1. It was fun! And the best part abut it was I could be "task oriented" while I was exhausted and my kids were so excited about the projects they had no idea what a bad mood I was in. Lol! It made what could have been a rough afternoon great fun. C even said "this is the best day ever!" ;) and yes, definitely need 2 week vacations. A week to recover is necessary! :) thanks for stopping by!

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