In my life this week:
I had 2 more injections this week. One in my S.I. joint and another in one of the facets closest to the S.I. joint. It. Really. Hurt! But I’m happy to say that I do already feel some relief in my hip (I’d do a back flip if I could). I’m not so sure I like the idea of having to go through pain to get rid of pain but if my hip gets some relief, it will be well worth it!
I also had to have 3 fillings replaced in my mouth. I think I’m done with the shots for a while thank you.
In our homeschool this week:
Bible: Topics included: How the baby Jesus was different from every other baby, the miracles of Jesus, Jesus becomes alive again, Jesus goes back to His Father in Heaven, & Jesus is coming again.
Character Building: This week was focused on Diligence.
Readiness Skills: We worked on Motor/Hand-Eye, Visual/Memory, Auditory/Memory, & Comprehension/Sequence. He did well with all of them except the Motor/Hand-Eye. He had to color a rainbow. He was only aloud to go outside the lines (in each line) a maximum of 3 times. He exceeded 3 on every line. He doesn’t care much for coloring. He doesn’t have the patience for it. Usually when he colors, he does really well for the first 5 minutes or so and then just scribbles. I also keep in mind that he is only 4…I don’t expect his fine motor skills to be that great yet. I also attribute this to his lazy eye. With the previous counting against him, I think he did quite well!
Math: We finished the weight unit and began the capacity unit. He had a lot of fun using the scale for the weight unit.
Language Arts: We’re still reviewing the 26 basic phonograms and writing clock letters. I don’t want to move on to the next letters until he can comfortably do these…in very large writing.
Art: We did a couple of things. First, I saw this great idea on another blog (I thought I saved the blog in my favorites but when I went to look for it to provide a link to it I couldn’t find it…sorry mystery blogger). She (the unknown blogger) took a canvas, or rather a couple, and used Elmer’s Glue to draw a design on it (I believe it was actually her kids that did this).
Let the glue dry, then paint away. So we did this and it was fun. I did the glue on 2 and Evan did one. Then I let him paint 2 and I painted one. I’ll leave it a mystery as to who did what on which…although I’m sure you might be able to figure it out.
You can’t really tell from the pictures but the texture from the glue really does show.
We also made a ‘basket of thanks’ from an idea that I had after viewing this. We started working on it a little late so we didn’t get to work on it as long as I would have liked…so we lined it with tissue paper to keep our papers from falling out. The idea is, for the month of November until Thanksgiving, each family member writes (or dictates) one thing that they are thankful for each day and puts it in the basket. On Thanksgiving you read them all. We did this last year and decided that this would become a tradition. I just need to figure out how to make the perfect ‘basket of thanks’. We’ll just keep trying each year. Eventually we’ll come up with something that we like.
I found this SUPER EASY recipe for rolls. I love home made rolls but don’t have the patience to let it rise, kneed it, let it rise, etc. So this recipe only has 4 ingredients…FOUR…that’s it! No kneading, no waiting for it to rise. It took me about 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake (the recipe said 12-15 minutes but for some reason my oven usually takes longer). So here is the recipe. They’re called biscuits but I’d say it’s a cross between a roll and a biscuit…a riscuit if you will. Yes, I created a term for it…you can quote me if you want .
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