In my life this week...I've gotten the organization bug again. I've started a list of major areas in our home and life that need to be organized. I didn't get on top of that too much yet, but I am starting to think about where things will be organized and places I need to clear out that are bugging me. I think I know how I will be spending most of my Thanksgiving vacation!
In our homeschool this week...We finished up lighthouses for now. We didn't cover nearly as much as I hoped, but I think the children are ready to move on. I loved looking at lighthouses and learning about them over the last few weeks. Here is a wrap-up of what we did...
We made a "table cloth" (Amanda Bennett lighthouses unit study idea) out of a cheap sheet to draw all about lighthouses, write facts, and just have fun on. We ate on this table cloth at our lighthouse themed family fun night.
|The kids always love an excuse to draw on a sheet with sharpies|
|I wrote lighthouses in the middle for them to color|
|A lot of great lighthouses were drawn|
|Aaron and Aric's lighthouse|
|Lighthouses for kids, this had to be one of my favorite resources for our lighthouse study. It has some great stories about children who grew up in lighthouses, and their family life. Great projects too.|
|We also looked at a lighthouse in Burnham England, and learned about the different parts of a lighthouse.|
Places we're going and people we're seeing...We had homeschool co-op today at the library. It was book club and we discussed Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. We also went to the library on Tuesday to get some books, but it was also storytime and my little ones wanted to join that so they did. The older 2 just looked around while we were at storytime.
My favorite thing this week was...Knitting with knitting Nancy's with 8-11 year old girls for an activity. It was a great project for them that I think they all really enjoyed.
Questions/thoughts I have...Are we doing okay? I mean really, are we where we need to be? Am I teaching them all that they need to know? Are we thriving? Sometimes I feel like we aren't. This thought has been haunting me a lot over the past month or so. I have been up and down about it. I know we are, but sometimes I can't see it. Or, I can't hear God telling me that we are doing just fine because all I can see is the bickering and quarreling, or the 2 year old interruptions to see that we are really doing okay. I have already started to feel at peace with this. I need to stop letting this take me back, but it's hard not to when those questions start running through your mind. This reminds me of the homeschool fear and doubt post I read from my good friend Becca a while back. It's kind of where I'm at. I know it will pass. I know everything will work out.
Things I'm working on...A better schedule for our day. Trying to figure out how we can get more done.
I'm cooking...I made homemade pancakes twice this week, and the kids loved them. We now have 15 lbs of bacon, so we had bacon and hashbrowns with the pancakes one time. Mmmm...breakfast, my favorite!
I'm grateful for...knowing that this homeschool path is the right one for my kids. It keeps me going in times of uncertainty.
I'm praying for...A happy week for my family this coming week for Thanksgiving.
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|April made the chocolate frog box from Harry Potter, and I made her some chocolate frogs to go in it! I think it was something she found on pinterest (the chocolate frog paper craft box).|