This week was very "normal" because we didn't have any random trips out of town and stuck with our schedule. This may be because I took preventative action on Sunday to ensure a "successful" week.
I wrote down all the times we had appointments and classes first. Then I looked at our Italian unit and figured out what activities we still needed to finish and added them in throughout the week. Then I added in some Life of Fred and writing activities. I tossed in a couple reminders (to remember to go to the grocery store while big kids were in a class and to bring money for the Italian teacher). And finally I figured out our main meal plan and added that in there! If for some reason we didn't do an activity on the day it was planned we did it the next day.
We still had lots of free time to play with legos and stuffies. And now that I stopped drilling Will in math and writing he has really blossomed. He voluntarily makes up little addition songs, creates mini books about math and practices writing his name. It's been a GREAT WEEK!
It also poured buckets in the morning this week. My kids had so much fun exploring in the rain and mud. It's been so dry all summer that they forgot that water turns dirt black, they were amazed by this transformation. Squeaker (3) also had a blast watching the effect of transferring her wet hand-prints onto dry concrete.
My parents are coming into town this weekend, so our schedule may be a bit wonky this next week as far as getting much "schooling" done at home. But that's the benefit of homeschooling! We get to enjoy life's events rather than miss them!