In our homeschool this week… things keep moving along. Our routine and assignment sheets keep us on track and school happens. I love this ‘well oiled machine’ stage even more because I know that sooner or later we will need to make adjustments again. Children change constantly and I am usually hurrying to keep up. Right this moment we’re in a smooth spot on the road and I’m loving it!
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… Read aloud no matter how old or young your children are. Read read read together. It is probably the most important thing we do in our homeschool day and crosses all subject and age boundaries.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… We are getting ready for a small family birthday party this weekend for Oliver. I cannot believe my little man turns FOUR next week! Where does the time go?
My favorite thing this week was… seeing my husband take my daydreams seriously. It started with my very first laptop! Believe it or not this is essential to my ideas for rearranging our home and learning spaces. I admit, I feel guilty when this much money is spent on me. If it had been left to me I would still just be daydreaming. Even when we had cash on hand to make the purchase. Am I the only one who feels guilty about spending money?
Things I’m working on… reading several books, planning details for rearranging, and meal planning.
I’m cooking… Here is a list of five things from this week’s kitchen:
- No bake cookies
- Grilled Cheese and tater tots
- Chicken rice
- Fruit and veggie plates with yogurt for dip
- Spaghetti and garlic bread
I’m praying for… a solution to my headache. I’m on day 10 now with no relief. Read more about it here.
I rewarded my kids this week by… letting them wander every single aisle of Staples. Often when we take seven children to the store it is with a detailed mission to get in and out quickly. Do you know what it is like to feel like you’re constantly being watched? That is our experience pretty much at every store or outing because large families are an oddity in our area. There are stares, pointing, audible counting, and both positive and negative reactions. On this day however we let them look at every single thing in each aisle. It is hilarious how much enjoyment my children get from an office supply store – children after Mama’s own heart.
Something I am ogling or have my eye on… a seminar table like this one. Unlike a regular folding table these are narrow, about 18 inches deep. That takes up a lot less space in a room.
A photo to share (silly, serious or both!)… this collage is from this morning. From left to right:
- Daniel, Oliver, and Caleb working together to do a cube puzzle of farm animals.
- Joseph reading his second chapter book.
- Mason playing with a basketball.
- Makayla practicing piano. She’s learning On a Golden Springtime.
- Emma reading Meet Kaya.
I think that’s it for this week at my house! It is nearly snack time and my children reminded me we still have some no bake cookies to eat – yum. How was your week?I’ve linked to Five Things on Friday, Collage Friday, It's a Wrap, and Homeschool Mother’s Journal.