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Homeschool Diary #5: 27 Cheshvan, 5771

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Okay, it’s noon on Thursday.  I’m TERRIBLE at this!  My excuses are that I’ve been sick – still! – and also that I had a couple of writing deadlines that knocked me for a loop.  Anyway, now I have to piece together our week in homeschooling, day by day, from old blog posts and from memory.  Argh!

It’s amazing how much more we’re enjoying Charlotte’s Web than Little House.  It’s not that it’s a better book, and Naomi does love Little House.  But Little House is like a good meal… Charlotte’s Web is like dessert.  I guess you need both, but it means we’re getting through the book really fast, which is nice for a change.

Monday:

  • Morning
    • Swimming
    • Hebrew Reading/Writing:  continue with Kriyah v’Od/קריאה ועוד (Migdalor)
    • Began Telling Time with the Judy Clock
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
    • Ballet class
    • Began watching Horton Hears a Who (science-related, maybe?)
    • Continued Charlotte’s Web

Tuesday:

  • Morning
    • Phonics:  Explode the Code
    • Handwriting Without Tears:  Letters and Numbers for Me
  • Afternoon
    • Outdoor time!
    • Continued Charlotte’s Web
  • Evening
    • Continued Horton Hears a Who…
    • Continued Charlotte’s Web

Wednesday:

Thursday:

  • Morning
    • Me – Still sick!
    • Kids on their own doing crafts, magic show, free play downstairs
    • Begin parsha:  My First Parsha Reader, then narrative/midrashic overview
  • Afternoon
    • Outdoor time:  walk to library
  • Evening
    • Family library time (yes, 2 library trips in one day…)

Friday (Ted home):

  • Morning
    • BRCD Sign with Young Children – last class
  • Afternoon
    • Parsha Review
    • NEW:  Parsha Narration & illustration – I hope!
    • Gdcast parsha video (reward for getting to the narration, which we haven’t successfully done yet; haven’t watched Gdcast in weeks now!)

So, nu…?  What’s YOUR Jewish homeschool family up to this week???

Resources we’re enjoying this week:

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My own homemade printables:

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So, nu…?  What’s YOUR Jewish homeschool family up to this week???

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