Another new week has begun and I want a little extra accountability so I’m sharing some goals for the week. I figure if I know I have to report back here I’ll stay motivated.
First up is my exercise goal. I started exercising last week having finally gotten the okay from my midwife after my c-section check up. (I blogged about it here). This week I want to make sure I get in a workout all 5 days. It has to work around family coming in, a couple hour doctor’s day for Mason, and life in general. 30 minutes a day is all I want. I just need to make it a priority. Today I got up early enough to exercise before the kids rolled out of bed. I did 2 miles of the Leslie Sansone: Walk at Home - 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk DVD. I like this DVD because she really pushes you harder in these miles. It’s walking and ‘boosted walking’ – also known as jogging. 2 miles took about 20 minutes and then I did some crunches and stretches.
Homeschool goals for the week:
Makayla will be finishing up her Science Fiction writing unit this week. In math she’s got a chapter test and a unit test to do. She’s also learning a bit about fractions on the side. She’s reading Rakkety Tam from the Redwall series and I really need to decide what her next mom-pick book will be. She blew through The Secret Garden before Rakkety Tam and we’ve worked out a compromise where I get to choose a book every other time. Those are her big goals for the week.
Joseph and Emma are doing the third unit in Write Shop A this week. They’re learning addition facts that make a 10 (like 8+2 and 4+6) with the goal to take the test at the end of the week. Reading marches along reading aloud to mommy, daddy, or big sister.
Daniel insists he gets school work as well each week. This week I’m going to have him working with writing numbers for his copywork, reading to me, and doing Math U See Primer loosely. He’s also got a preschool workbook he can use if what I give him doesn’t seem like enough in his eyes.
Oliver just turned 3 this week and he’s going to work on recognizing a few numbers. He seems to have gotten his colors and shapes down pretty well thanks to playing with file folder games and pattern blocks. Now I need to dig out some fun number games from my homeschool shelves.
Caleb is starting to pick up random words so we’ll play with that. He’s also discovered the fun of crayons on paper instead of in his mouth so I’ll offer coloring at the table. If I’m really on top of things we’ll also pull out the Do-A-Dot Rainbow set to play with. These are paints but thanks to the sponge tip they work really well even for little ones.
Mason doesn’t have any big goals this week beyond some tummy time and snuggling. He’s starting to enjoy the Boppy play gym we got him from Amazon. His is a circus theme, which I don’t see available right now, but they have a garden theme here that is cute too.
What about you?
Do you have any big goals for the week?