Not a whole lot to report this week. I have continued researching and making changes to our school days to reflect more of a Charlotte Mason environment. Her gentle approach to learning is a good fit for us. I am excited about having a more relaxed day as far as scheduling goes. I have a strange feeling we will actually be getting more accomplished!
As far as "school" goes, we basically worked on the 3 R's (minus grammar). Oh, and we are starting "Fine Art Friday" now. We are joining others at The Heart Of Harmony for Sketch Tuesday, only we are completing ours on Friday so that we can be sure to have it emailed to her by Monday for the Tuesday post on her site. Be sure to check back on Tuesday to see what the boys drew.
Thane started his Get Ready for the Code phonics workbooks. He is very excited about "doing" school. I also received his Right Start Level A Math book in the mail. He has been begging me to "do" math with him so I think I might start it next week instead of waiting for next year.
Magnus has expressed displeasure with his All About Spelling program. He does not like using the tiles and having to "pull" them down to spell words. I like the program and feel like it is a benefit to him, so I am making changes without it effecting the end result. I have discontinued teaching grammar with FLL. I ordered the Language Lessons books from Queen Homeschooling and am impatiently waiting for their arrival. He has also been doing Memoria Press Copywork and his handwriting is improving.
The boys completed this session of swim lessons. I have seen improvement in both of them as far as being more comfortable in water. Magnus is almost swimming and floats on his back very well. Thane is having a bit more trouble. He is finally able to put his face under water without freaking out, but needs more encouragement to let go of me when we are in the water. We will be participating in the next session and anticipating great things!
I have officially begun my martial arts training. I am learning Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Weapon Art and continuing my kickboxing class. I plan on blogging about this soon so I will not get into it yet. Let me just say that you won't want to mess with me!
I hope you all had a great week and will have an even better weekend!
Oh, and be sure to scroll down to read the wonderful post my husband wrote last night! He is amazing!