Wow, have we actually seen a glimpse of winter here in good old Michigan? My girls are wanting a really big system to blow through just once so that they can have the joy of sledding and building a snowman. Originally, I am completely against the snow and cold. Give me 80 and 90 degree weather and I am one happy camper, hey it’s in my blood can’t help it, haha. But, I must say I remember having so much fun as a kid playing in the snow which seems like we always had from November to February/March. I guess if we really want to take advantage of a winter wonderland we should pack the family up and head up north for a weekend because all of that snow action is alive and well up there, so I have heard.
Homeschool Week 18
This week was a pretty laid back week. On Monday, I chose to take a day off as it was a much needed day off. We have been going full speed for quite a while not only with our homeschooling but with dance, piano, and other extracurricular activities. It most definitely has been a blast either way as I love the flexibility that homeschooling brings. As Michigan homeschoolers we are truly blessed at how much flexibility we are allowed and we need to make sure we are fighting for our right. Just yesterday, I received an email from HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association), regarding the Michigan State Board targeting homeschoolers. You can click here to read the original article if you haven’t already. I most definitely do not want to take our freedom for granted. It’s important to stay alert on what is going on around us as homeschoolers. This I am learning very quickly as a new homeschooling family.
This week we have been making our own wall art. We thought we would decorate our walls with some cuteness before we have to do cosmetic painting to sell our home. You can bet I am taking a ton of pictures before this is all said and done, haha! The girls have so many ideas up their sleeves I can’t wait to see what they come up with. (Sorry for the smudge in the picture on the left, I think little peanut butter fingers got a hold of my phone) 😉
On Friday, Sweet Pea (8) and Cup Cake (5) started their classes for the winter semester at Palaestra. They are most definitely excited! Sweet Pea will be taking Fashion Design II for Third to Fifth graders. Basically, last semester they sketched their creations. This semester they will be learning to sew then create. Sweet Pea cannot wait to get her hands on that needle and thread as she has been practicing here at home. Cup Cake will be taking a class called: “Lollipop Logic.” It’s pretty much like the other class “Brain Games” but more concepts have been added. Cup Cake is excited because she gets to have the same teacher. She just loves her!
Just to ease my own curiosity, what curriculum are you using with your homeschoolers? I am trying to round up ideas for this coming fall. I am thinking of sticking with A Beka Book because it’s going really well but I also want to weigh all my options.