Our Weekly Amble for February 19-23, 2018
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Our Weekly Amble for February 19-23, 2018

This past week was Break Week at the Garrett Academy. We worked hard for six weeks and were ready for something different. I kept telling my kids that Break Week does not equal vacation, and it doesn’t. Break week is still work – it’s just different work … and this week proved it. There’s a proverb…

Our Weekly Amble for February 5-9, 2018
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Our Weekly Amble for February 5-9, 2018

We had another really solid week of lessons to finish out our fifth week of the term. Four days of Whatchamacallit, which is my goal. They weren’t necessarily the best Morning Times ever, but they were good and we got a good deal of work. We’re almost done with our memory passage in John 14….

Our Weekly Amble for January 22-16, 2018
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Our Weekly Amble for January 22-16, 2018

Overall, we accomplished a lot this week. We had four solid days of lessons, two days with Keeping Hour, and one Nature Walk. Woo-hoo! Monday and Tuesday were the best days we’ve had in a long time. Jason was working from home because he was sick and things just go more smoothly when he’s here. …

Our Weekly Amble for January 15-19, 2018
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Our Weekly Amble for January 15-19, 2018

This was not the second week of school I had in mind. I was still pretty sick Monday and Tuesday – and not feeling grand Wednesday through Friday, in fact today was the first morning I woke feeling mostly well. But still with the cough. However, the children all managed to get sick up and…

Our Weekly Amble for January 8-12, 2018
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Our Weekly Amble for January 8-12, 2018

It was our first week of a new year!  Our first day we traditionally get something sweet for breakfast, but the weather was such that I didn’t want to go out, so Cinnamon Rolls and scrambled eggs it was: I realized this morning that we didn’t do our traditional self-portraits or interview pages. I’ll need…

Our Weekly Amble for September 18-22, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for September 18-22, 2017

Phew. Another solid week. Another overall good week where we accomplished almost all of what I wanted to. I returned to #uppingmybreakfastgame and made breakfast almost every – and the day I didn’t we had leftovers. Yay me. It does make a difference, though. We walked the dog every morning before school. That’s a total…

Our Weekly Amble for September 11-15, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for September 11-15, 2017

In many respects this was a great, if imperfect, week. We had the best day of school we’ve had in ages on Monday. Wednesday with our ‘Art and More with Friends’ group was wonderful. Soccer went really well. M-girl and N-boy were prepared for their piano lessons. Friday went well enough. One of our big…

Our Weekly Amble for March 13-17, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for March 13-17, 2017

It was an odd week. We only did Whatchamacallit one time this week. On Monday, R-girl had an Orthodontist appointment (no more turning the key in her expander!) So, we did our the core subjects – Math, Reading, Penmanship, Latin, Reading – pretty consistently but Whatchamacallit went a little by the wayside. That frustrates me,…