This week, my sister was out a couple days because her toddler was ill. Thankfully, we had done a teachers meeting fairly recently, and we both had lesson plans done for the month. My sister came over on Monday night to pick up some books, and then she came back on Wednesday morning to switch with me. As it turned out, each of us got about 90% of the school work done. And it was a fun week too. My girls enjoyed making a seige tower out of legos, grammar flip books, and learning about capacity. Now if I could just find a way to get Flower to finally memorize her times tables . . . . . .
Oh, and a thumbs up on the Swan Lake CD referenced in the homeschooler post for the week of January 11th. It told the story of Swan Lake with the music interspersed, and than another track had information about the composer, but then it had a heavy metal version of Swan Lake, and a sing-along about "Tchaikovsky Made A Great Ballet." All the homeschoolers really enjoyed it.
Oh, and if you use the Lives of the Musicians book for Tchiakovsky, you will probably want to preview it before having your children read it.