Friday, February 18, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

We had a good week. I made a few changes to get the girls more motivated to get their work done. It seems to be working. I told them we will not get to do anything or play with their cousin till Friday, and only if they have their have their school work done.

Nownie went with us this week to Sci-Quest, so of course the girls enjoyed that.


This is what Baylee made at Sci Quest this week.

We got a little more caught up on math.
I am covering 3 different text for Baylee's science, and she seems to be enjoying it. Or maybe I'm just enjoying it more. LoL
Molly is working on a bridge project for her physical science class. She has to write a paper on bridges and pick a specific bridge to add to her paper. Then, she has to sketch a bridge and make a model of her sketch. This ought to be fun.
For Literature: Baylee is reading Arrow Over the Door, and Molly is about to finish up Early Thunder. 

Now for the biggy....we have been using Tapestry of Grace for the past two years, and I have decided to start using the textbook method.
Molly will start 9th grade next year. Right now we can barely get our tapestry work done in a week; next year there is going to be more history work and a lot more literature work. I am afraid we won't be able to get it all done, so we are moving to textbooks. I really feel like the girls will get a lot more accomplished this way.

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  1. We used a lot of CM style curriculums and we moved to textbooks/worktexts this year and I really do feel like we are getting it all done! Although I am considering Sonlight History for my second grader who is an avid reader. I am not changing any of our other curriculums because everything else is working really well! You might enjoy Terri Maxwell's book managers of their schools as you begin your 'new' adventure! My only advice is pick your textbooks carefully some are boring and some are great! Glad the girls are getting to work for you this week. Kyle Suzanne @ Roosterhill

  2. We went to more textbooks in high school too. Hope it works for you.
    Janet W