Homeschooling Journey Weeks 24 and 25

It’s hard to believe that we are coming to the end of February.  That’s okay, I am so ready for spring.  Who is with me? I am getting tired of being cold and it being so blah outside.  The poor kiddies are so stir crazy, it’s time for some warmer sunny weather.

Last week we took our homeschooling trip up north.  Brrrrrrr.  There was over a foot of snow back in the woods by the cabin.  Thankfully, my in-laws have a neighbor that plows their driveway etc., just so we can get back there.  I am trying to upload pics from our snowy adventures, but have been having issues with my phone.  Will add the photos when the problem is finally corrected, whatever it is, arrghh!

After enjoying the cold north we resumed our homeschooling routines.  Last week I signed Cup Cake (6) up for homeschooling chorus.  She LOVES it! I am so thrilled and can’t wait to see a boost in her confidence, vocally.  This is how I was at this age.  I was shy to even sing or play the piano in front of people.  After being involved in multiple choirs, bands, and orchestras through the years, my confidence was definitely heightened.  I am excited to see this happen through my children.

We also enjoyed a homeschooling Valentine’s Party.  As you can see in the pic below, (previously uploaded on fb) the kids had a wonderful time.  They enjoyed making yummy treats, passing out Valentine’s, and open gym time.  We did this just before going up north.  It was our first Valentine’s Party with homeschoolers….fun stuff!

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We are still working on our Michigan map collage.  It’s looking great!  When we are finished it will be posted to Pure Michigan’s Facebook page.  The girls are working so hard.  It’s so much fun.

As I type this, Sweet Pea (9.5) is practicing the piano.  She chose classical piece Canon in D and 1812 Overture for the spring/summer recital.  It’s coming along beautifully.  Cup Cake chose Can-Can and The Entertainer for her recital pieces.  Though they are challenging, she is meeting all my expectations.  I am one proud mommy.  It’s nice to be able to teach something that I know really well.  I can’t speak for all the other subjects, hahahaha.

Jelly Bean (3.5) has been learning her letters and numbers with sounds.  She wants so badly to learn how to read like her sisters.  After we master her letters and sounds we will start in on early reading.

Well, I think that is all for now.  Hubby and I are looking forward to a fun weekend together.  The girls are staying the night over my parents house.  They are so excited as so are we. LOL! Grandparents are a blessing! Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed upcoming weekend.  Stay warm and Happy Homeschooling!

Featured Image Courtesy of Diane Carr