This Week – Swamped

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The highlights  It’s been a few weeks.  I was swamped with reading and researching to prep for homeschool.  I’m excited to say that we’ve made it through our first two weeks with a shortened schedule.  The first week we worked 2-2 1/2 hours and this past week 3-3 1/2 hours and I feel pretty good about it.  This week we’ll shoot for 4-4 1/2 until we ‘officially’ start 4th grade next week with 5-5 1/2 hour days.  I keep meaning to start a post on the homeschool journey.  Maybe I can make that happen this week.

Last weekend I was a last minute participant in the Dewey’s Reverse 24 Hour Read-a-thon and made it around 19 hours.  I was able to get through a lot of the books I had checked out of the library to possibly use with Gage.

We went creek walking last week and to a local metro park this week.  Since we’ve so far skipped vacation this year Jason has taken the last few Fridays off for our outdoor adventures and that’s been really nice.

I’ve been doing my thing at the library and still selling for the Friends of the Library on our Facebook page.  I sent out a notice saying that I was willing to pick up donations (and store them in my garage since we can’t accept them at the library yet) and have had a great response.  One day this week I did 5 pick ups and 3 deliveries.  Two pickups were with old friends and it was nice to do a socially distanced outside catch up.

Books finished ERDT5832 I used these week 1 of school and loved Noah Webster & His Words best. IMG_5563 (4) This week we read through these and liked Barnum’s Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World the best.  Here are the 23 books I read during the read-a-thon IMG_5507 (2) the ones you can see were my favorites.

I also finished Book by John Agard Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child This Blessed Mess by Patricia H. LivingstonH Is for Homicide by Sue Grafton

Currently reading The Stone Girl

Currently listening 61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14)

Reviews posted A Desperate Fortune A Desperate Fortune. Title: Tales From the Arabian Nights: Stories of Adventure, Magic, Love, and Betrayal, Author: Donna Jo Napoli Tales From the Arabian Nights. Title: They Called Us Enemy, Author: George TakeiThey Called Us Enemy.

On TV We finished season 2 of Hanna on Amazon Prime.

Movies Acts of violence.jpg Human trafficking in Cleveland 😦

Puzzles finished IMG_5528_Moment (2) For a 500 piece puzzle this took what seemed like FOREVER.

Plans for the weekend  Planning this week’s lesson plans while the boys go swimming at our friend’s pool.  Stay healthy everyone!