Monday, October 24, 2011

1850-Modern Week 5

Wow... thankfully our home improvements are finished (for now).  Yet another week of school that has taken us two weeks to complete.  But our roof is de-mossed, the fence stained, the house painted, the drive and walkway power washed, our brand new door installed ( and I LOVE it!!!), the flower bed expanded, trees are pruned, and our retractable awning cleaned (the first time in *gulp* eight years!).

Also, Elijah learned how to install a doorbell and he changed the hinges on four kitchen cabinet doors all by himself! He is one handy dude!

Our Hymn for this week is: There Is a Balm in Gilead

Our current Read Aloud is: Courage To Run
In Bible, we are studying a variety of verses including Isaiah 53.
  We are using the book A Young Person's Guide to Knowing God this year.

We also read about Daniel Webster and Elijah Lovejoy.

Our Memory Verse for this week is: 1 Peter 2:24

Who his own self bare our sins in 
his own body on the tree, that we, 
being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: 
by whose stripes ye were healed.

In History,

we learned about Daniel Webster and Elijah Lovejoy.

I finally ordered book basket books (I am sooooo lagging this year) and hopefully,
there will be more excitement/interest in our studies.

We've sang/ learned the Southern and Northern Capitals.

The kids all had their first vocal "party" last night and did very well!

Charlotte will be in the Nutcracker again this year as a Party Girl.

Abby opted not to.  
Ninth grade is proving to be a challenge for both mother and daughter
(more on that later).

This is not a very exciting highlight-- we will try to get our act together this week!


Lisa said...

That's a lot to accomplish in just two weeks! All while tring to keep up with other schedules.

Hydrangeas and Harmony said...

Your project list sounds a lot like ours. We did some serious power-washing, painting, and installed a new front door, in the midst of keeping up with school.
The effort is totally worth the end results though, isn't it? :)

Lainie said...

I'm so sorry for being confusing! We did not do the work ourselves. We didn't get a lot of school done due to the constant interruptions/distraction of having people around. It was more fun to bake cookies to feed the crew than to do school work!

And yes it's totally worth it. Everything looks great!

Shawon said...

Please share more on ninth grade as I'm heading that way next year. Already thinking about our highschool plan, and what we will use. How is AHL going? You can email me personally if you'd

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