Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcome to Mexico!!!!!

      We started another week and in Week 5, I think we may FINALLY have a working tentative (lol) schedule!!  Praise be!! 

     The boys are heading to Mexico as we study North America in MFW.  We quickly ran through the United States as it was mostly review, and now we are on to the good stuff!!!  (Not that the United States is not good stuff!!)

     We are condensing Mexico into one week because we leave for Disney World Monday - woo hoo!!!  (Our first time as a family and my first time since I was in high school... a loooooong time ago. :)  This couldn't come at a better time for our family.  I am so looking forward to this time together.  It will be the kids first time to fly, and they are both so excited!!  My mom and the kids "adopted" grandmother are going too.  I can't wait to post about it when we come home.

     Okay, back to school stuff.  Last night, I decorated the room with some Mexican decorations I found at Dollar Tree. 

Just trying to add a little excitement and it worked!!
     I also bought plates, napkins, and some precious serving bowls for our Fiesta on Thursday.  And I bought some Fiesta invitations at a party store.  Each boy gets 4 invites.  We'll cook, and they'll serve, and share with their guests what they have learned about Mexico.   They will help clean up too!!!

     I love MFW and I love Teaching Textbooks, and the boys are really getting better at being more independent. Alec likes me to be close, but he is more and more willing to work on his own.
We are including Bailey as much as possible.  She does MFW Ancient Literature so she has a tough workload, but we like to include her in the good stuff - eating and art!!!!

        First, the boys got their passports ready.

Then they began working on their country summary sheets and their geography notebooks

Alec did all the research himself.  Google is a beautiful thing!!!

 While they were working, I got their geography game ready for tomorrow.    

Even doubling up, we were able to get lots and lots accomplished.  By 2:00, we were heading to the library to continue our research. 
They boys did great using the World Book Encyclopedias.

and Bailey got to do what she LOVES to do...leisurely read.

     I am very thankful for a good productive day, and I am excited to see what the Lord has in store for us tomorrow!!!

Adios...Good bye,
Buenos dias...Good day,
  and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

In Christ Alone, Kayce

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun!!! We will be leaving the US tomorrow (quick trip...one hour) and moving right on into Canada. Then next week I am hoping to spend the whole week in Mexico...we will see!!! I need the passports DESPERATELY!!! So glad yall are having such great days!! I think we may finally have this sista!!