Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Weekly Report . . .

I'm going to try to keep it short and sweet this week:

  • In Algebra 2, we completed the chapter on Roots and Irrational Numbers. We're going to review a little more next week, because Baby Boy found himself a little confused on some of the methods.
  • In Literature, we read and analyzed the short story Unlighted Lamps, by Sherwood Anderson. I've read better stories, I'll leave it at that, but we got through it. Thankfully it's a short story, LOL.
  • In Human Anatomy, we're getting started on a chapter completely about the skin and bones, specifically the integumentary and skeletal systems. Right now we're on the skin part . . . next week we'll get to the bones part. We Looked at some skin samples under the microscope (I took your advice, Holly, and had Baby Boy to more clearly label the slide sketches - very nice):
Skin Cells Without Hair Follicles
Body Hair Shaft
Body Hair Follicle Bulb

  • In American History, we've finished up discussing the American Revolution and closely examined both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Baby Boy is working on memorizing the Preamble to the Constitution as well as the Bill of Rights. I had to do it when I was in high school, it won't hurt him. We also completed our additional reading from Black Heroes of the American Revolution to get a little more insight on African Americans who's stories are often left out of our regular history texts. Very enlightening.

All of our extra curricular activities are going smoothly.

In response to the emails regarding my yucky wisdom tooth situation, thank you so much for your well wishes, prayers and other general words of support. I'm not having it out until next Friday, but my antibiotics have really taken the pressure off my tooth and sinus cavity, the darvocet is working hard on controlling the pain, and the ibuprofen is taking most of the pounding out of that throbbing feeling in my ear that was driving me so insane. It's a complicated cocktail, but we do what we have to do.

Right now I'm practicing saying nice things and not thinking about that date rape drug they give you under the pretense of calming you down. Hopefully that will keep me from offending the staff at the dentist's office while I'm under the influence. I don't really care, but this is for Mom #2's sake as she has to answer for all of my weirdness. They are actually very nice people, I just have an acute fear and anxiety of dentists. The proof is in my dental records, I assure you.

That's all! I guess I couldn't keep it short, but I hope it's somewhat sweet, LOL.

Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

Until next time . . .


Katy said...

Ok, is it just me or does the term "irrational numbers" make anyone else laugh? I keep imagining all these numbers having totally dysfunctional relationships because they are totally irrational.

Glad the tooth is not *quite* as awful. I'm sure Mom #2 will handle the weirdness just fine! (tell her booze makes weird things perfectly normal! ;-)

Jason, as himself said...

Good luck! I'm glad you're feeling better, but I'll be really glad when you're all taken care of.

And in response to Katy...I've always thought math was all irrational. Especially Algebra II and beyond!

Anonymous said...

You did all that while drugged? I bow down.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're getting some reliefe from your tooth. And, from my own "dental weirdness" and conversations I've had with my dentist, you're not really all that weird!

And, I have to agree with Hollysjoy - that you can do Algebra II while taking Darvocet is a true testimony to your math skills.

Hang in there.

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