* Lots of sports practice. Mr 15 had 3 sessions of pre-season cricket training and Miss 12 had her regular 6 hours of trampoline training, plus a small competition on the weekend where she placed 4th which was a good effort given the virus she's battling at the moment. Given how unsporty and non-competitive I am (my ability to avoid PE class and compulsory sporting events at school was legendary) it's somewhat ironic how much sports practice and training dominates my life now!
* Maths lessons were diligently if not exactly joyfully completed (I'd have to say she is more diligent but less joyful than him when it comes to math) - Saxon 78 and Algebra 1 respectively.
* Both are working on history. Miss 12 is currently looking at the Renaissance while Mr 15 is focussing on Modern History. I believe he has an essay on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for me to run my eye over.
* Mr 15 gleefully finished the chemistry programme he was working on. Despite him picking both the topic and the course he did not enjoy this, is glad to see the back of it and has no desire to investigate any of the optional extras I've suggested. That's fine - he's done the basics and if there is no love of a subject I don't see any sense spending more time and resources on it. Far better to focus on areas of passion.
* Miss 12's science has been all about her passion this week - birds. She completed a blog entry on the Shining Cuckoo for her bird class, did more work on her presentation on birds' nests, watched the class on Barn Owl, and fitted in a couple of bird watching expeditions. Highlights were the Skylarks soaring and singing overhead, hearing then spotting a Grey Warbler on several different occassions (we're getting better with bird calls) and finding a pair of Welcome Swallows nesting in a bird hide. We're going back next week to see if the eggs have hatched.
* Mr 15 attended Woodwork class, did some photography and volunteered at Cubs. He had organised an outing for Venturers but it fell through die to storm damage (we had winds of over 200km per hour - lots of trees and powerlines down resulting in road closures). Miss 12 attended Scouts where they completed a First Aid course.
* There was plenty of reading. Miss 12 is tackling Mansfield Park, re-reading Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare plus plenty of Calvin and Hobbes among other things. Mr 15 is back on his non-fiction World War II kick.
I'm sure there was more but the trouble with everyday routine things, important as they are, is that they tend not to be memorable. Next week at least will be memorable - we have a special celebration coming up.