Homeschooling Journey Weeks 28 and 29

 

Welcome to spring!  Wow, not what we really want, is it?  Bleh….Seems like Michigan winters like to hold on just a little bit longer.  Patience is a virtue.  Keep thinking spring, it will eventually get here.  I’m definitely ready for the warmer weather and spring sandals, it’s definitely time to transition over.

Last weekend was full of fun and adventure for our family.  Friday morning, March 15th, I took my sweet girls to Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream at the Palace of Auburn Hills.  We got to attend the matinee performance at 11:00 am.  It was a blast.  We had pretty decent seats which I am so grateful for.  It was the day before the event that I realized I forgot to exchange my “complimentary passes” for actual tickets.  Let’s just say I was a little stressed thinking I wouldn’t get any seats.  How could I be so forgetful? Ugh.  Well hubby said to just take the afternoon to head out there and get them.  We are 50 minutes from the Palace so it wasn’t a hop, skip, and jump, but it was a chance to find it as I have never driven out there by myself before.  When I showed up, the lady behind the ticket counter was pleasant and told me no worries that we could get pretty decent seats.  I was so relieved.  I was also relieved that I knew how to get there and wouldn’t have to worry about it the next morning, haha.  We got there over an hour early and got our souvenirs, etc.  It was an absolute joy seeing the excitement on my girls faces.  This was their very first Disney on Ice experience.  The show was awesome!

We ended up getting home around 2pm.  We rested a little bit, ate dinner, then took Cup Cake (6) and Jelly Bean (3) to dance.  After dance we had a church event to attend to.  It ended up running very late and we all didn’t get home until midnight.  Talk about a tiring day.  The next afternoon, Sweet Pea (9) had a Pompon Clinic at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills.  It ended up being lots of fun for her and she thoroughly enjoyed performing the end-of-session routine.  We went spring clothes shopping afterwards.  I think by the time the weekend was over, we were all pretty beat.  I’m still catching my breath as this week has been just as busy.  I don’t think that will end until June though.  To be expected, right?

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Okay, now to talk about our learning adventures.  I am currently doing a leadership curriculum with Sweet Pea.  So far so good.  Because I am on The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew, I cannot talk specifically about this curriculum, but will share it with you when it is completed.  I desire my oldest daughter to really learn the importance of leadership, especially with her sisters. I know that this can be a difficult task at times.

Cup Cake is currently doing an online Math program.  She is loving it.  Again, I will share with you this info when it’s completed.  She has been getting bored with math so I have been having to supplement left and right.

Jelly Bean is currently working on an alphabet, shapes, and letters lapbook. I will post a pic when it’s completed.  I have also been utilizing online preschool games.  She’s  been loving that as well.  My favorite so far is Kinderweb Free Children’s Games.  It’s simple and not overwhelming yet gets to the point.  She just loves it.  Speaking of preschool, I went to sign her up for preschool yesterday.  Instantly put on the waiting list because the days and times I wanted are full.  I am first on the waiting list, so there is hope.  I am now searching around for other programs that will flow with our homeschooling schedule.  This is not an easy task and close to home for that matter.

How are your homeschooling adventures going?  Trying anything new?  I would love to hear about your adventures.  I love learning new ideas and giving them a try.   Have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Homeschooling!