My camera has been down, so I have not been posting lately..It is working, but full of all sorts of pictures that I want to print. I have been busy and therefore not been up on writing on here. I am sorry!
Here are a few that I had not posted though!
Yes, that is right. My life has been filled to the brim with basketball! I could tell you all sorts of things I have learned this year about basketball that I did not know before. I can even watch college ball and follow the game.
5th/6th ball is over now.
We played in a tournament and won first place trophy and came close to getting second place as well with our other team.
7th/8th graders played in a tournament and did really well. They were a little discouraged as there were some changes to the team, and some players did not show up to play, but the ones that did just really went out there and did their best. They had so much fun! I was impressed to see them laughing on the court, talking with the players from the other team and the kindness among the boys. They came close, and were about 4 points from moving on to play for a trophy, but were happy to go home too. They played well! H. really had fun playing and the joy on his face when the coach told everyone !I want to see you all catching rebounds like H.~ was very sweet to see.
He has had to work so hard at school this year, but there have been big improvements. We are making strides in all areas!
He really enjoyed his meal to the fullest, Hot roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and cheesecake for dessert. He also loved reading the jokes and playing tic tac toe on the tables there. What a neat idea to do at a place to eat!
There was a lot of this kind of school going on as well, every morning! We have been reading along with MFW. P. has been working hard on algebra, history, humanities, writing, music and other subjects.
There had not been a read aloud scheduled for MFW in these last weeks, so we added one that has gone with the course so beautifully! We are reading Distant Thunder by Ruth Nulton Moore. They are loving it and it is sticking with them. You can read in a history book that the Hessians were forced to fight for the British, but when you make that person come alive, they really remember it. I highly recommend it. It really gives you a different view of from another angle of some of the heroes of the Revolutionary war.
We will be planning on doing some baking, shopping, lots of cleaning and catching up on household duties in the next couple of weeks. We will likely take some days off of school as well, but I do not like to get out of a routine.
Next post….there will be more pictures! Sometimes you get too busy with schoolwork and you forget to take pictures!