|April 24-30, 2015|
We are coming down the last stretch before the performance of the play we have been working on once a week since October, so life has been pretty busy. We all have been fighting head colds this week and so our energy levels have been low as well, so we have not accomplished much above what we needed to get done.
On Friday and Wednesday we had play rehearsals. Wednesday's was the first time we have been able to rehearse at the actual stage we are using, and of course, all the newness made the actors forget some of what they had down previously, such as their lines. We have another rehearsal this week coming before the performance, so hopefully, we will be able to shake out all of the bugs. We also purchased the last plants for Katie's garden this year and she planted them as soon as we got home. On Saturday we went to a birthday party.
We had our weekly dinner and game night with friends on Monday. On Tuesday and Thursday Steven had physical therapy for a back problem which was caused by his broken leg a few years ago. He is doing well with it and it has relieved most, if not all, of his back pain.
We began our study of the Normans and the Norman Conquest, which I had originally thought would take only one week, but is turning out to be an in-depth study, for which I am very pleased.
If I had only one piece of advise to give new homeschoolers it would be not to get caught up by the schedule. It is far better to do a more in-depth study than to just be able to check the study off a list as being done.
When we did the demonstration about combustion, we had a surprising result, and so we had to pursue that before we went on with our schedule. I will tell you more about that on Sunday with the Science Sunday post.
We completed our English lessons, but math took a backseat this week, but that is okay as we have started on next year's work anyway.
What did you do this week?
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