Weekly Wrap Up, Week 17

As I mentioned yesterday..

I’m pretty much behind on everything.

This month is supposed to be about getting ahead a little bit but this week is all about just catching up and not falling farther behind.

I’m only just now getting around to my homeschool weekly wrap-up (and I’m not sure there’s really that much to say…)

However, there is one really exciting thing about last week.. Last week I had a momentary lament over the state of our language arts studies. I was all ready to hop online and spend some money on a few inexpensive things to help out. But then.. THEN!

  • Because I am so forgetful and scatterbrained, I stumbled upon a FREE grammar curriculum resource that I already knew about! And had forgotten about! It sure was a bit of a stress relief to find a complete curriculum to help us out in the grammar department.
  • And if that wasn’t exciting enough.. I remembered I’d already purchased a writing curriculum from Currclick — and forgotten about that, too! I seriously need to take some brain pills or something. I’m very excited to use it — Just flipping through it, I’ve even learned a few things for myself. ; )
  • And there’s more! I re-discovered some preschool printable books for teaching letters and phonics and I downloaded a bunch of those for Little Prince. We printed and colored and used one at the beginning of the year and he did well with it, so we’ll get back into using those.

So last week, as sideways as it was, some very good things came out of it. I printed the first dozen pages of the each of the girls’ grammar workbooks and they started using them last week. We’ll be using the writing curriculum from the laptop without printing it. We didn’t get a chance to implement it last week so we’ll get to that this week.

Oh – spelling? I’m nailing down exactly what I want to do for spelling, but one thing I did do last week was give both of the girls an assessment to make sure their spelling skills weren’t too lacking. I was pleased they both scored at their grade level. It was a big relief to know that while I hammer out a better plan for spelling, we don’t have to determine a way to catch up on their spelling skills at the same time.

And of course there was a little bit of math going on last week as well. ; )

So it’s too late for me to join in the weekly wrap up, but there are plenty of other Weekly Wrap Up joiners over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Enjoy!

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Penny Lane
Penny Lane
January 18, 2011 1:34 am

Stopping by from the Hip Homeschool Hop. I understand about being behind. I seem to get my lesson plans done only on a weekly basis. I would love to at least get a month ahead but it never seems to happen. Good luck to you.

Jenny @Home is Where You Start From
Jenny @Home is Where You Start From
January 18, 2011 5:00 am

Yeah, I understand about getting behind, funny- my last post was about getting stalled. It’s wonderful how sometimes when you draw a blank about what to do or how to do it, the answer is provided.

visiting from the Hip Homeschool Hop!

January 18, 2011 7:08 am

Glad to know I’m not the only one who falls behind. 🙂 I plan a week at a time as well.

January 18, 2011 10:24 am

I always feel like we are falling behind, but I suspect through reading and living in the world the kids are actually fine. I think mothers always need to worry about something, you know?

Glad it all worked out for you!


Here through the hop!

Anita Chamblee
Anita Chamblee
January 18, 2011 7:28 pm

Hopping over from the Hip Homeschool Hop! Whenever I feel that I am getting behind I remind myself that we are just where God would have us to be!

January 18, 2011 10:11 pm

Hi there…stopping by from the HHH (I had to visit because I love the name of your blog!) Thanks so much for the link tot he preschool printables. It sounds like exactly what I need for my 4 yr old! Have a great day!

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