Those of you who’ve read my blog regularly know that I’ve been lamenting about being housebound thanks to the Tucson bus strike.  At first, it wasn’t a big deal that my husband had to take the car to work every day, making us trapped stay home.  However, once our homeschool activities picked up for the fall and I had to keep cancelling each activity when we really wanted nothing more than to go, I started getting frustrated.

But, just last night a contract was ratified, and the buses are working again today!  Our 7 week involuntary house arrest is over!

Fun Activities

This week we had our first day of co-op, which we couldn’t miss because I have two teaching jobs there.  (My husband worked from home that day so we could take the car.)

Co-op meets for 4.5 hours.  There are 4 classes during that time, plus lunch and recess.  Since it’s our first time, I decided to just sign us up for lunch, recess, and the two afternoon classes.

Bookworm is taking tae kwon do and calligraphy, and the girls are taking gymnastics and arts and crafts.

They enjoyed their time at co-op so much, they’re already counting down when they can go again.  Luckily, co-op meets once a week, so they don’t have to wait long!

The weather is still hot here (with highs in the upper 90s to low 100s), but it’s much cooler in the mornings now that summer is over, so the girls have been getting their outside play time in around 6:30 a.m.  🙂  They will play outside from the time they wake up until it’s time for breakfast.

Academics

We have been blessed with an abundance of Review Crew items to review, so right now, Bookworm’s entire day consists of review products plus math, religion and Veritas Press history.  Currently,  he’s reviewing two literature books and their study guides, plus geography, spelling, piano, and Spanish programs.  I can’t wait to share some of theses with you!  He’s really enjoying them.

We had time over Labor Day weekend to meet with a Tapestry of Grace representative.  My husband and I both loved the program, but we decided not to start this year.  We will seriously consider it for Bookworm for next year, though.

After we finally made up our minds about not using Tapestry, we could finish ironing out what Bookworm will use for the rest of 6th grade.  I’ll give you a curriculum run down in a few weeks.

PB & J Girl and Cuddle Bug are reviewing a reading program, so we do that every day.  PB & J Girl is doing great learning how to read.  It fills my heart to watch her start to read books on her own.  I hope she grows to love reading as much as Bookworm and I do!

How have your weeks been going?

 

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