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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!
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.)
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.
The 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.
When 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. He 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!