Saturday, October 24, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week…

* I lost a stack of graded essays for the World Lit/Geography class I teach. I have turned this house upside down, and I cannot find them. Fortunately, they were graded and recorded. And, I must say, I was so exceedingly pleased with these essays. I have a fantastic class of high schoolers, and I think they are all brilliant. I just wish I could give them back their brilliant essays.

* I taught the Tenderfoot girls (1st-3rd graders) in American Heritage Girls about what to pack if they were going backpacking. Dr. H. gave me a quick lesson before our meeting because, quite honestly, I haven't been backpacking in over 20 years. But the girls were wonderful and we had a fantastic backpacking/marshmallow-carrying relay race at the end.

* My World Lit/Geography class almost unanimously despise the book we are currently reading, Things Fall Apart. I, however, love it.

* Last week I didn't get a chance to wrap-up the week, but we had a fantastic field trip to Stone's River National Battlefield and also visited Belmont University in Nashville, where my oldest hopes to attend next fall.

* My daughter went to the beach with a friend and her family and didn't get back until Tuesday, so we were still really on fall break until Wednesday. We are trying to get back into the swing of things before Thanksgiving hits. I'm not sure we did a very good job of it this week, however. We did a lot of reading (right now about the Chicago World's Fair), a little math, and some grammar.

* We were planning to go to a college friend's wedding today in upper East TN, but Dr. H. and I both went to bed sick, and I'm feeling dreadful today. I hate to miss it, but I feel like someone with a big fist punched me in the head.

* We have begun studying Michelangelo on our Wednesday art studies day, so I'll close with a photo of the kids (and a friend) painting the Sistine Chapel:

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  1. I love the painting idea. That is so cool!

  2. That stinks about losing the essays. I bet they turn up when you least expect it. That's the way it always seems to go.

    The Sistine Chapel project looks like fun.

  3. Painting the "chapel" was brilliant. I wish I'd thought of that last year when we studied him.

    I hope you find the essays!

  4. My week was pretty much like it always is....waiting for the weekend!

  5. Except for losing the essays that sounds like a great week! It's so fun to read about other people's varied experiences! =)

  6. Sorry you're not feeling well and I hope you find the essays-I'm sure they'll turn up.
    We did a very similar painting project last year-it was hilarious.


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