Last week of the ER visit, I spoke of good intentions and three basic helpful habits for homeschool. This week we gently folded in and fell back into our morning routine and homeschool schedule. Habits help. Especially the helpful habits for homeschool in the Before 8:45 Checklist. Helpful Habits for Homeschool – Before 8:45 Checklist with Prayer This checklist from HSLDA’s Vicki Bentley and her
This is one of those fun little ideas I came up with after an internet search for quotes. I wanted something more than the typical store bought card. A cap and rolled up diploma, of course. An appropriate quote from Dr. Seuss, of course. We start out with Dr. Seuss don’t we? Why not graduate with his rhymes as well? “You have brains in your
Former, wonderful, overflowing and overused bookcase in our most central location. My husband and I have been blessed with hand-me-down furniture. There is just an abundance of pieces on my side of the family. And, in the almost seventeen years of our marriage, this furniture has served us well. However, never, in the past, has this furniture had to bear the abuse of five children
I thought it was about time for an update on the Hodgepodge workboxes! As with all aspects of homeschooling now and then, our workboxes needed a makeover. See, I was quite taken with workboxes about this time two years ago. I still, very much, appreciate their usefulness. When my friend Angie first introduced me to them, they were perfect for our Winter Olympics unit study.
Favorite photo of the week – on our nature walk in the backyard. We stayed close and really got to learning this week. You know, those afternoons when all of sudden it’s time to make supper? Yep. Whew! One highlight – the two older girls tried out for the spring Drama Troupe production of The Jungle Book. Auditions included performing both a monologue and singing
Hold your hat – it’s a real Hodgepodge this week… Why did this girl deserve an Oreo McFlurry? Another ER visit. All because of a whiffle ball. But you won’t believe it. So I have to tell you. It was deserving of a whole ‘nother post. And was the biggest lesson we learned all week: The Accident and the Amazing Answer. The rest of our
A peaceful spot. The boys examining a slug while listening to the birds. Keep calm and count on. Encouragement posted above my coffee pot. You may remember, earlier in the week, I had a refocus? This has been the week for everything. Every possible event (and still going). But, they are each and every one – blessings. Midweek I said some weary words to Nana.
1. Middle Girl got a new devotional – it’s ok math was delayed a little each day. | 2. History review with Tapestry of Grace lapbook | 3. Rise and shine it’s biscuit time! | 4. Lots of leaves | 5. Fun fact about red blood cells from AiG Science: Human Body | 6. Sunset over our church | 7. Teddy bear counters lining up