My previous Sunday was like this:
The snow is good and gone now though. We tried to rake but with a large elm still very full of golden sprays, we found the work to be more point for play! I did get the garden pulled and perennials cut though.
Speaking of pets, our new Dusty Cat is very at home...
Aslan still insists on being where-ever Brooke's homework is...
Another note on pets is our idea to re-do Brooke's Instagram profile to include her favorite...
I took her to a local, new-to-her coffee shop, Christian owned, while her siblings were at a young adult Bible Study group Last Tuesday night.
With Treasure Island finally wrapped up and re-capped last Friday, we were able to start into Beowulf on Monday this week:
I always heard the actual book was nothing like the movie... which I only saw parts of years ago when it first came out and hubby watched it... too gory for me. As I am reading I can honestly say I see where they get some of the movie content, in an expounded sense, but, yes, the book itself is not near the imagery the movie assaults the mind with!
In other curriculum and schoolwork news, we put the leaf back into our table for Brooke's study hangout since we also hosted them for dinner. I left the extension in even though I knew it was probably too much space for just me and her but apparently I was wrong!
Also, we started in on Proofs in Geometry this week. Brooke LOVES math. She hates proofs! She says they are too tedious and she likes work to be more concise. I get that. I talked with my 24 year old who is the other family math-whiz to see how much time he spent on proofs during high school (my only public schooled all the way through kiddo) and if it was on the SAT. He confirmed my suspicions that they aren't quite as crucial as the 2/3 of our Abeka Geometry book makes them seem and the SAT is not saturated with them either... nothing more than some quick pre-SAT studying won't have her prepared for. As a result, I have decided to just move forward skimming across the tops of Proofs and not getting too wrapped up in them.
I've been planning to get Brooke a tutor this summer to coach her for the SAT. Since we don't do common core, my biggest concern is that she might mis-understand some of the concepts as compared to how I have taught them and I want to be sure she is equipped to be successful on this important test. We missed the PSAT because the Christian School wouldn't allow us to test with them and when we finally got approval from the public school high school and arrived to pay for her spot, the school was on lock-down and we couldn't get in. I'm sure their are unfavorable things I could say on both these accounts, but I won't except to point out how sad it all is. Good ole Brooke recognizes how God has a greater plan for all of this and I agree, I won't get wrapped up in semantics if He is directing! ♥️
One test we were able to schedule was her written Driver's License/Permit test! We were having trouble logging into the DMV's website to set up the appointment but finally got it all figured out.
I guess that is a wrap for our past two weeks. How has your homeschool been going this month?
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