Homeschooling Journey Weeks 30 and 31

Wow, can’t believe it’s April!  Just wish the weather reflected more spring-like weather these days.   I’m seeing it’s supposed to go to 55 today, so that’s a good thing.  I am so ready to ditch the winter coats for spring jackets and maybe even sandals.

Last week and this week has been quite interesting in our homeschool.  We had to say goodbye to a precious cousin on my dad’s side of the family.  It was unexpected and still a lot of unanswered questions at this time.   It was hard to focus some days so we took our homeschool adventures very slowly.

I had planned to do a few fun Easter crafts last week, but because of this sad event in our family, we didn’t do them.  We took Good Friday off as a family and at least did some Easter egg dying.  We did the traditional dying and then some unique fun with a cute kit I found at Target.  We made Easter egg animals.  As you can see in the pic below, they turned out super cute.  The girls had so much fun creating.

This week, we have been catching up on math.  I have been doing online testing to see where they are at in their math skills.   Since hearing of the Common Core State Standards that are trying to be implemented in our state for the public schools, etc., I am determined to make sure that my girls are above standards.  Homeschoolers should be ahead anyways, right?  If any of you know of CCSS, please feel free to comment below.  I guess another question would be how will this impact homeschoolers? I have been trying to stay up to date on this as a member of HSLDA and just now catching up on all the info since our family loss.

Our little preschooler was pulled off the waiting list for the preschool program I was looking at.  She’s all registered for the fall.  So excited for her and us as we get to stay in the building and homeschool two mornings a week. (9:00-11:30)  She’s a busy bee and needs way more than I can give her at this time.

Jelly Bean (3.5) completed a fun yet educational preschool lapbook: Letters, Numbers, and Shapes.  My older two have been doing lapbooks so of course Jelly Bean has to jump in on the fun.  I was determined to find something within her age group.  She loved doing this and has learned a lot.

bethany lapbook

Since this week has been spring break, a lot of places have been closed.  No dance, Homeschool Connections, gymnastics, etc.  It has been a refreshing break.  We will be ready to go forward next week in full swing.

Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Happy Homeschooling!