Well, it's been a long week!! After I posted last time I got really sick :( With a lovely respiratory infection. It was really upsetting to me because I felt like I never totally recovered from my bronchitis at Christmas. By Friday morning I was coughing, hardly had a voice, runny nose and watery eyes and a very stuffed up head. So, I had to call and cancel my going in to our co-op to teach my strings classes. I felt so badly about having to miss. Even though I was sick the day before, I had everything set out to try and go. When I got up and could hardly walk or talk I knew that it wasn't going to be happening. I continued to feel really bad until probably Monday. Yesterday and today have been better but I still don't really feel back to normal yet. I started getting a tooth ache a couple of days ago too. I'm not sure if it's related to me being sick or just a painful tooth. I am not enjoying it either :( Sam has had it also, but not as badly as I did. I'm glad because he is still having pain from the shingles. That alone is bad enough for him.
Since I'm back I would love to talk about what we are doing for school work. Sam is in 9th grade this year! So exciting!! He is growing into such a handsome and kind young man. For our math we are using teaching textbooks. For science we continued from last years apologia on to apologia physical science. For history we are using The Mystery of History volume II...the Early Church and the Middle Ages. We are loving it! A friend is letting us borrow hers and I can't say enough good things about it! It is a very enjoyable history curriculum to use. For Language Arts we are using "Jump In"...for reluctant or eager writers along with Easy Grammar Plus and I am hand picking literature books to read for this year. As an example of that..for right now we are reading "The Hobbit," and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Aurthur's Court." Both are really good and we are doing them as a read aloud because I love reading with him and being able to discuss the stories together! You are never to old to enjoy an adventure or two together :) I don't know about you, but I love talking homeschool curriculum! Love, love, love it!! If anyone wants to share with me what they are using this year I love to hear all about it :) Of course, Sam is also playing in the strings ensemble at our homeschool co-op and he sings in concert choir. We have an art book series that he is working in also. We do our Bible lessons from our class at church also So all in all we are having a wonderful year! That is all for tonight. Much love to each of you! And for those dear friends who I have promised to pray for..I am praying for you and love you dearly!! Please keep my sweet new grandbaby that is due in May..(but will probably come in April)..baby Elliana..in your prayers..and Maci too! "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Colossians 3:15
With Love and Hugs, Jerelene