Homeschooling Journey: Week 12

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I am so excited that Thanksgiving is  next week that means Christmas is just around the corner! WHOOT! I am thankful for so many things this year as our family has been through so much these past few years.  We have overcome obstacles that I never thought  that we would have to overcome but we made it and I am here and I am blessed to be surrounded by three beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband.  It just doesn’t get any better than that!

Homeschooling Week 12

Our Homeschooling week went pretty well.  I had to exercise my “flexibility” muscles so to speak as we had a lot come up.  As I have mentioned in previous posts I am not one for spontaneity.  Everything has to be organized and on time.  I am getting better though and it was easier for me to be flexible and move things around.  Was I happy about it?  Absolutely not, haha.  I like having my schedules but my girls are teaching me a lot about myself in that area, I am sure you can relate in some way, shape, or form right?

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Last Friday, the girls attended their second Fun Friday at Ward Church through Ward Homeschool Fellowship.  The children put together a timeline for anything that took place on November 11th in years past.  My oldest daughter (8) did a brief report on science discovering the world’s oldest insect fossils on November 11, 1988.  They were found to be 350 million years old.  She did very well presenting in front of everyone.  She was nervous at first but I think she did a great job.

My 5 year old enjoyed making cupcakes from scratch for her class at Palaestra.  Will post pics next week.  It was a great cooking lesson and math lesson as well as she learned about measuring.  That was most definitely a fun math class as it included chocolate.  Gotta love that!!!!

I am very excited to say that my toddler has reached a milestone with our homeschooling journey.  She now automatically plays with her toys, etc. while I am doing instruction with the other girls.  The first few weeks were rough because she demanded all of my attention. Phewww, I think we made it over the first hurdle with her.  Now if I can just get her potty trained……..

My 8 year old is still working on her History project.  She is creating a lapbook in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder and it’s almost completed.  Will most definitely be posting a pic of the end product.  I gave her a deadline to have it finished by Thanksgiving for accountability reasons.  She started work on it in September so it’s coming along nicely.

Because next week will be a short week I will be posting on Wednesday, November 23rd.  I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

~Happy Homeschooling