It has been a few weeks since I posted a week in review. Things are going along quite well around here, but I found myself suddenly camera-less! I mentioned before that the battery casing was having issues so a conveniently placed bit of tape was doing the job. About 3 weeks ago that bit of tape had to be increased to a large amount of tape and within a couple of days even that wasn’t cutting it! My mother-in-law brought me a camera she wasn’t using anymore and I’m back in business!
I could have written a review without pictures, but I prefer to read those with pictures so I just waited. Looking back I wish I had gone ahead and written them, but I just couldn’t get the inspiration. This last week was our spring break, so I’ll start with that update!
Rose is reading the original Treasure Island partly due to her love of Robert Louis Stevenson (Thank you Heart of Dakota poetry!) and partly to her love of the abridged version. I never imagined my eight-year-old would pick up this classic on her own!
Math Rider continues to be a favorite, especially as we cover gaps during our transition to Math Mammoth. I’m so happy with this curriculum and with the change overall. I feel more settled and confident with math than I have since beginning homeschooling.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you…my funny Beth is measuring Elsa and Olaf for her measurement unit…all while singing Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
You many notice we have a formal school-room but we’re rather all over the place with our learning. Sometimes I leave with one or another for one-on-one work so we don’t disturb the others working independently, but they often wander in to find us. Sometimes my daughters ask to move about the house, which I’m fine with. They often switch chairs in the schoolroom and are happy at the kitchen table, the couch, and the floor. I love it. I absolutely love the flexibility and freedom they have and that I can provide it!
You’ll see a guest in our homeschool over the next few weeks as well! Do you remember Diego? He remains cancer-free (Yay!!!!!) and is able to attend school regularly now. He has a year-round schedule so he’s going to be hanging out with us during his spring break which lasts a total of three weeks. Be on the look out for this little cutie pie!
So there you have it…almost a month in review!