I came into this week extremely discouraged and full to the brim of fear. It had been building for a couple of weeks, and it completely took me over. As a result, we didn't accomplish much this week but the basics.
Riley finished reading Tales of Beetle the Bard. We are taking turns picking literature selections for her to read, and this was her turn. She originally chose the 7th Harry Potter book, Deathly Hallows, but I told her she couldn't pick something for lessons that she's already read several times! She chose the Harry Potter-inspired Beetle the Bard, and finished it this week. Her written narration on one of the short stories in the book was absolutely fantastic, with the glaring exception of the complete lack of capitalization. I think next week we're going to need to implement some copywork for a refresher course on the concept that "Every sentence begins with a capital letter." Austin is nearly done with Treasure Island. Reece finished Greg's Microscope, and began Hill of Fire, both of which are I Can Read! books.
Riley worked on review lessons in her math book. Austin continued in his new math book, and is doing quite well. Reece continued to enjoy her new math book, and played "Make 10s" with me a few too many times.
Austin continued in his Spelling book, but the girls had the week off from spelling. Everyone had the week off from Grammar and Science. Austin and Riley read the next sections in their history books.
The most important part of my week was not academic. It was when I heard about a new audio workshop available from Simply Charlotte Mason entitled, Looking Past the Fear. There was an introductory price for the download and I immediately purchased it. I am so glad I did! It was encouraging and changed my entire week! I highly recommend it for any homeschool mom who is struggling with fear in homeschooling!
Looking ahead in the month of October, we'll be working hard to balance our academics and the end of Austin's travel baseball season (and my running... I have 3 races in 4 Saturdays this month!). During the last half of the month, we'll be doing the prep work for the kids' novels. NaNoWriMo begins November 1st!!