Homeschool Journey Weeks 10 and 11

Who is ready for Thanksgiving?  I know I am and super excited to be moving forward with our Thanksgiving unit studies next week along with lapbooks.  For the past two weeks we focused on the election by doing unit studies, lapbooks, recipes, and crafts.  My girls even joined me on my voting adventure to see what the voting process was like.  They thoroughly enjoyed it and even asked a lot of questions.  One of the workers gave them a mini lesson on where all the votes go after leaving the building.  Good stuff.  As you can see we created “future voter” ribbons.  They wore these to the polls.  We received a lot of compliments.  So much fun.

Future Voter Ribbons

Along with our election learning, we did some fall crafts as you can see in the pic above.  The Q-Tip autumn trees were pretty easy.  I found the template on Pinterest.  They turned out so cute I made frames and hung them on the wall.  I just couldn’t resist. We also created an autumn tree out of recycled brown wrapping paper.  The girls enjoyed learning how to draw a tree while cutting it out.  Right now it’s acting as a Chicka Chicka Book Boom tree for Jelly Bean (3) as a way to learn her letters and sounds.

Election Day Brownies

I have established that Fridays will be our library day.  I check out resources for our unit studies and lapbooks and the girls are allowed to check out up to 3 books of their choosing along with a family movie each.  Of course this has to be something they earn based on their chore and behavior charts.  Hmmm, not sure if this is a go for the week.  I guess I can shoot for one more day.

I am looking forward to taking a trip to Hobby Lobby tomorrow.  We will be picking up some things to create as additions to Christmas gifts.  Super stoked about that.  Nothing better than doing arts and crafts with the kids.  This has always been my favorite even when I was still teaching in a brick and mortar setting.

Let’s see, what else did I miss?  Oh yes, we decided to do a family Thanksgiving up north this year.  The girls will be learning about recipes etc.  It should be a fun time, can’t wait!  I wonder if it will snow?  Brrr, most likely.  Hey, it’s Michigan right?

This week was pretty laid back since a lot of things were closed due to the election.  We look forward to resuming activities next week such as Homeschool Connections, etc.

What will you and your family be doing this Thanksgiving?  Would love to read about your homeschool Thanksgiving traditions.

Before I close, let me update on our homeschooling journey.  I know I was previously down in the dumps and greatly discouraged.  We are finally on a path that I think will work.  All we can do is strive to move forward and take a day at a time.  It’s all worth it in the end, right?

Have a blessed weekend everyone!