Friends it has truly been a hodgepodge these last two weeks. We are learning a variety of things in a variety of ways. But I believe that the overall theme of our learning has been keep on keeping on. Nothing spectacular and just pretty simple and basic.
On the trail again…(a lovely Saturday afternoon stroll on the Silver Comet Trail)
So, something like this…
- Didn’t quite finish what we were supposed to? Keep on keeping on the next day.
- Ahead in Geometry? (yes – a child of mine! Happy dance!) Keep on keeping on!
- Making progress in sight words? Keep on keeping on.
- Getting a later start for one reason or another? Keep on keeping on.
What have been the blessings?
Third grader making a point of working with little brother on reading, and…
Truly taking a Sabbath and resting. 1. Rainy Sunday afternoons are for naps and good books. | 2. “Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul.” – Lysa Terkeurst, The Best Yes | 3. The winter wind is howling outside (we know because Lil’ Buddy had to get a bike ride in!) and we’ve decided she likes The Glass Menagerie | 4. This homeschool moment brought to you by first and 10th graders. (McGuffey Ready App).
Spiritual growth for the older ones with Disciple Now weekend and the blessings of family time. 1. So grateful for a church family that invests so much in the lives of our students! (And thankful to have my Disciple Now girls home!) Many thanks to all who gave time this past weekend. Praising Him!| 2. Attention! I have THE best brother ever! (And he has a birthday this week!) | 3. This homeschool moment brought to you by 11th grader and 3rd grader. | 4. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him…
Beautiful weather – like spring! – before winter returned. 1. Ah, pretty little irises of April, beware. Though it is a beautiful 61 degrees today, tomorrow winter returns. | 2. Bike riding! | 3. The rain stopped and it was warm enough for a backyard swing! (Not pictured, sisters making mud pies.) | 4. It’s an ENO sort of afternoon.
A Hodgepodge of learning. 1. When big sister is practicing piano, Teaching Textbooks can still happen – with handy headphones! Or anytime there is lots going on in the room or the whooshing sounds of toy trains. Which is, um, often! | 2. Thanks to Dover Publications we are going to have a super human body science unit study with all our ages! Review and giveaway coming to The Curriculum Choice soon. But you can take 25% off your purchase now (Use special code WHAT) | 3. Learn Math Fast for a back to basics, refresher type learning. It is always, always good to learn a concept in a different way. | 4. Apologia World afternoon science with our notebooking journals and popcorn. Just finished up the Land Animals section on primates with my elementary crowd and we sure learned a lot about the variety God made!
Time for building, building, building. 1. So, how many construction vehicles currently reside in your kitchen? | 2. I’m not the only one thinking of the beach. Building sandcastles by Littlest Girl. | 3. Resident snap circuit whiz | 4. So many LEGO stories.
- 5 Ways to Weave Hymns into Your Days
- Pan Pastels: How to Draw a Beach and Sky
- What We Love About Compass Classroom (and a discount code and sale!)
Many thanks to these kind hostesses (I’m linking up!):
- Collage Friday – Homegrown Learners
- Finishing Strong – Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years
- Weekly Wrap Up – Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
So are YOU ready for spring??