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Do you ever have one of those weeks where it’s Monday, and then you just seem to blink and it’s Friday?  That’s what happened this week.  We weren’t exceptionally busy, so I don’t know where the week went!

Fun Activities

This week I took the kids to see Curious George as part of the discounted summer movie program.  I thought it would be packed, but the kids and I had the theater almost to ourselves.  (There were only two other families there.)

School Work

The girls and I read some sections of Living Long Ago as part of their Sonlight Core A curriculum, and they were particularly fascinated by the “ruffs” or large white collars that people used to wear.  There were instructions in the book to make your own ruff, but I didn’t have time to do it that day.

IMG_5966The next day, Bookworm and I were ready Gettysburg together, when PB & J Girl asked to use some paper.  The next thing I knew, she and Cuddle Bug had cut out the paper, folded it, and made their own ruffs.  They were pretty proud of themselves, and I was impressed with their creativity.

IMG_5968When we were at the homeschool convention a few weeks ago, I bought Famous Figures of the Civil War as a hands on activity for Bookworm to go along with his current history and literature studies.  On Friday, he decided to make Robert E. Lee.  I laminated it for him first so it would be more durable, and then he went to work cutting out the pieces and assembling it.  IMG_5970He loved the activity, and surprisingly, it took longer than he thought.  Now the girls want to make a few figures, so we’ll probably do that next week.

In Other News

In other news, at the homeschool convention, I bought the book, The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling High School.  (Yes, my oldest is only in 6th grade, but I like to plan ahead!)  The author mentioned that Tapestry of Grace is a great curriculum, especially for kids that are strong in English.  I’ve spent the last 10 days researching Tapestry of Grace almost obsessively.  (Curriculum junkie, I admit it.)

I *think* I’ve decided to try it out by using the 3 week trial with the girls for Tapestry of Grace Primer.  I’ll buy the few books I need using my Swagbucks credit.  If I like it, I plan to switch the girls to Tapestry of Grace Primer this year, and Bookworm to Tapestry of Grace Year 1 next year.

What do you think?  Have you used Tapestry of Grace?  What was your experience?

Well, that’s a wrap for now.  I’d love to hear about your week!

I shared this post at Christian Fellowship Friday, My Week in Review,  Homeschool Mother’s Journal, and Weekly Wrap Up.

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