Thursday, January 31, 2008

Like the Energizer Bunny...

... going, going, going!

We try NOT to succumb to the frenetic pace that seems to be pervasive these days, but it is critical to our progress that we keep going. So here are a few reflections on "going."

* We are totally excited because Grandma NanZ and Grandpa Bob are officially GOING on a mission! They'll begin in June serving in Salt Lake City, UT, in the Family and Church History Mission. We'll be visiting them there sometime this year -- can't wait to get vacation plans GOING!!

* Jelly & Doodle are taking piano classes. Once a week, they are GOING to Patrick's School of Music. They've had two classes so far and they are loving it! Their teachers are both fantastic, doing a great job of engaging the kids - making music fun while also imparting some good basic foundations in theory and appreciation as well as keyboarding skills. Thank you so much, Poppa!

* We've missed GOING to Liahona - our local homeschool support group. Yesterday, though a still-stuffy Doodle stayed home with an equally-stuffy Woody-Daddy, Jelly and I were able to go to park day and reconnect with our friends there. Not only was it nice to be there, but it confirmed that I truly am fully recovered from last summer's medical challenge - driving to the park yesterday for a day out with Jelly was the first time I've driven anywhere since my hospitalization last July. There'll be no stopping me now! ;o)

* Our newest unit study, on Ancient Rome and all things connected, is GOING very well. The Learning Adventures curriculum really does work well for us. It isn't really necessary, because there is already more than enough, but we add more hands-on with lapbooks and a way-cool pre-assembled history kit. We notebook, too. Today we'll be updating our Book of the Centuries (timeline a la Charlotte Mason), spelling notebook (mostly rules and examples), and vocabulary dictionary (roots, prefixes, suffixes, etc. - their origins from Greek, Latin, etc., and their meanings). We're also going to make an edible model of the earth. Yum!

Better get GOING for now. ;o)

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At Thu Jan 31, 09:39:00 PM PST, Blogger Cindy said...

It was fun to visit with you at the park again! I am glad that you are able to get around more now. I love the blog!

At Mon Feb 04, 09:02:00 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, if you're going to make an edible model of the earth, at least you'll know that you're getting a 'well-rounded' meal. Maybe I should get this month over with and not stress any more. :)
Uh, The 'Uncle' (according to 3 little boys)

At Mon Feb 04, 09:40:00 PM PST, Blogger Mrs. Woody said...

Cindy -- It WAS great to visit! :o) Glad you like my blog... it's a fun way to journal and keep in touch, too. Hope to see you guys on Wednesday.

"Uncle" -- We did make the edible earth, and it was yummy! Maybe I'll post a pic later. The doc recommends chocolate for stress. ;o)

At Mon Feb 18, 07:27:00 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed with your homeschool! Your girls are beautiful and their work is inspiring to see.
How wonderful for Grandma and Grandpa's mission. My nephew is serving in Russia (one year out). My husband and I hope to serve someday ourselves (hopefully more than once!) I'm guessing we will be sending out at least 3 (boys) and hopefully a couple of our girls as well.
Obviously, we are LDS also, we are in AZ and have 6 kids we've been homeschooling for 10 years.
We also used AWOA a few years back and my kids LOVED it. I look forward to reading more on your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Notebooking Nook


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