Homeschool Journey Weeks 16 and 17

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Who is enjoying that beautiful white stuff outside?  I am, from my window, haha.  It definitely is pretty. I am looking forward  to taking the girls sledding.  Those are definitely some favorite memories I have with my brother and parents. Fun times!

How was everyone’s Christmas?  I can’t believe it has come and gone so quickly.  Now we are gearing up for a new year.  Wow, 2013!  I am researching fun ideas about this topic, any ideas you would like to share would be greatly appreciated.

The girls are currently doing a lot of independent learning.  We basically just did a lot of Christmas crafts along with baking.  It’s been a blast.  As you can see in the pic, we enjoyed traditional Christmas cookie baking.  Sweet Pea (9) and Cup Cake (6) did an excellent job at their Christmas piano recital.  So proud of them.  Though I know they enjoyed practicing those Christmas songs day after day, they are ready to move onto something new.

Christmas Piano Recital Day!

In the days ahead, we are preparing for some changes in our homeschool.  They are positive and exciting changes.  First off, I am excited to say that I have become a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew.  I will be receiving curriculums that I choose from different vendors to utilize with the girls for up to six weeks and then do a review post on it on my personal homeschooling blog.  Pretty excited about that, though I know it’s going to take some serious dedication.  These aren’t samples of a particular curriculum, but the full curriculum itself.  The first one I have been approved for is Apologia Science for 4th-6th grade.  Can’t wait!  Secondly, the girls have been signed up for new classes through Homeschool Connections.  Here are the new classes for 2013:

Sweet Pea (9)- American Girl History Part 2 and History through Sculpture

Cup Cake (6)-Geography through Culture and Kids Chemistry

I was debating or not whether to sign them up for online classes, but will be waiting until the fall of 2013.  Don’t want to take on too much at this time.

Well, I think that’s it for now.  I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year!  My next post will be the week after next.  Oh, I almost forgot.  Stay tuned for an upcoming book review for young girls.  My daughter thoroughly enjoyed it.  Will post next week.

Many blessings!

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