Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Our Week So Far

This is Jay's first week of 2nd grade. It's about 2am on Wednesday as I type this, so we've only had 2 days of school. So far, it's been great, though.

Here's what he's done so far this week:
Mastering Multiplication - p. 42 & 43
Easy Grammar Grade 2 - day 1 & 2
Grammar Tales - read the Noun book, discussed plural & singular nouns
Discover the Deck - p. 1-8
Geography - Map Corner p. 1-5, discussed importance of maps
Latin for Children Primer A - Chapter 1, watched dvd lesson (twice), one worksheet, 2 pages in activity book, practiced words
Logo Adventures - Lesson 1 (30 minutes on Monday), practice skills (30 minutes Tuesday)
Music - guitar practice 30 minutes Mon, guitar lesson Mon, recorder lesson/practice 30 minutes Tuesday
Spanish - Tell Me More 30 minutes Tuesday
Logic Safari - Lesson 1
Science - MSB Space Kit, Phoebe's Activity (planet poster & stickers), read MSB Lost in the Solar System, watched MSB Gets Lost in Space & MSB Out of This World, started Space Log (journal of study of space)
Art - origami, practice making basic forms
Free reading - 1 hour per day, finished The Hunted(National Parks Mysteries series), started The Beast From the East (Goosebumps)

Plus, he has played TimezAttack, Chess, and MSB Lands on Mars on the computer

In addition to the successful beginning to the school year, there have been some other cool things going on this week. The most recent round of meds seems to be working. Tues was the last day of the pills. Tuesday night, I did 2.5 miles on the Gazelle without any breathing problems! That is just awesome, considering how bad my breathing has been lately. There is almost no coughing at all, and I didn't start coughing while working out. This is great. I might finally be getting past this. I'm kind of scared to get on a scale right now, though. Prednisone tends to cause weight gain (from water retention & increased appetite). The fact that I can breathe again and have stopped coughing is worth the extra work it'll take to get rid of it, though.

Well, I'm off to check on the beef jerky. :)