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!


7 thoughts on “This Week – Swamped

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    We’ve been able to participate in a few bioblitzes through our naturalist group that have taken us outdoors. Last weekend we spent half a day at the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. It is 44,000 acres and we were almost the only people there. It’s wonderful to be able to get outside safely. One vacation day a week spent outdoors sounds like a great plan for you.

    I’m glad you were able to start your homeschooling adventure. I am eager to hear how that goes for you.

    I had no idea that George Takai spent time in a camp during World War II. Thank you for sharing that book and the others you read during the week. It looks like you chose some great books for the readathon.

    I hope you have a good week.

  2. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out says:

    I’m glad the homeschooling is going well.
    I love Grafton’s Alphabet series, I’m still kinda a sad she was unable to finish the series before her death,
    Hubby and I just started watching Hanna tonight

    Wishing you a great reading week

  3. kaysreadinglife says:

    You have been busy, Stacy. Glad the homeschooling adventure is progressing. I’m thinking that you guys are going to like it a lot. I did like the two years that we managed it. Not sure what my daughter would say now about it. Ha! How creative you’re getting with your library friends volunteering. Good for you! Hope you three have a good week! Take care!

  4. Les in OR says:

    Wow, Stacy! That puzzle looks incredibly difficult! Nice job. I’m glad the homeschooling is going well. The books you read look helpful and interesting. The Right Word and the Noah Webster books look like something I’d enjoy reading! Great picture of the creek/pond? Is it large enough for kayaking? Have a good week!

  5. hmsgofita says:

    You have been busy! Wow! Good luck with homeschooling this year! Can’t wait to see your journey with Gage. I love those National Geographic myth books. We acquired Greek, Norse, and Egyptian ones. I’ll have to check out the Arabian Nights.

    They Called Us Enemy was so good. Gabe also enjoyed it and we had a great discussion on the internment camps and U.S. history xenophobia… well, lots of stuff.

    We did a puzzle last month that took us forever! I haven’t touched one since…Ha! Glad you are able to get out a bit. How’s the weather over there? We are being scorched here. So hot and dry.

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