Homeschooling Journey: Week 17

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Wow, it’s hard to believe that we have hit week 17 as a new homeschooling family.  Where does the time go?  It’s funny though, and maybe you can relate, even when the hours just speed on by there are still some days that just don’t seem to go fast enough?  Make any sense?  HA! I know you know what I mean, especially if you have little ones.  Even on those types of days I am learning to just soak even the hardest moments  in because well, it won’t last and they will eventually grow up and not need me like this anymore (sniff, sniff, tear, tear).  I definitely could use some encouragement from seasoned or veteran homeschoolers right about now……Please feel free to share any advice, I will definitely take it all in.

Homeschooling week 17

We have had a pretty interesting week.  On top of our learning the girls got to make some really neat things.  On Wednesday, January 11, we took a field trip over to a good friend’s house where she shared with us the secrets of her amazing cake making business (Kimi’s Custom Cakes).  The Barbie cake you see below is Sweet Pea’s creation.  Sweet Pea and Cupcake were instructed on these masterpieces and they did a pretty amazing job with the help of their talented instructor.  The girls were so very proud of their creations and the styles most definitely showcase their personalities.   They don’t even look like cakes they look so real.  The girls are dreading cutting their amazing cake creations and I definitely don’t blame them.  I told them we can print out the pics that we took and I can frame them.  They were very excited about this as these are their own personal Barbies.

Image by Lindsey Clair On Thursday, January 12, the girls got to put their painting skills to work.  Their Grandma, A.K.A Geegum (my mom) put this project together for them and they all had a blast.  It was fun watching their little eyes concentrate on every detail.  They are looking forward to hanging them on the tree outside my parent’s window where we do homeschooling on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.  Birds are always in this tree so it will be very fun and educational to watch them be used.  My parents live out in the country so this makes it all the more special.

The girls are coming along swimmingly in their learning.  This Friday morning, January 13, was their last day of Brain Games and Fashion Design for the semester at Palaestra.  They have thoroughly enjoyed their very first homeschooling classes.  I signed them up to continue in these classes where they will be learning more than what they learned the first round.  Brain Games will now become Lollipop Logic and the Fashion Design class will be learning how to sew and create.  Sweet Pea (8) is super excited!

The Sweet Pea (8.5) and Cup Cake (5) are currently working on piano recital pieces for the end of spring recital.  This will be Cup Cake’s very first recital and we are so very proud of her.  It has been fun yet a challenge being their piano teacher, yes I play piano haha.  I have been playing since I was 4.  We have a whole line of musicians in our family so it’s only natural for the legacy to continue right?  Well, it’s most definitely in their blood and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  Sweet Pea is picking up stuff pretty fast that she is advancing pretty quickly.  She is playing her very first jazz piece and it’s coming along very well.  One blessed momma!

Sweet Pea and Cup Cake are also preparing for their spring dance recital.  Sweet Pea is in her first year of Tap Dance and Cup Cake is in her second year of Ballet.  We are so excited to see the performance this year as last year it was phenomenal.  Central City Dance of Canton put on amazing performances.  Such talented children.

Well, I hope you have a wonderful and restful weekend with your family.  We are looking forward to tackling another week.  How about you?

~Happy Homeschooling

Lindsey Clair

Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She is married to her best friend Ron since 1999! Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development and just completed her BS degree in business marketing with a social media concentration. She is currently a professional blogger and social media manager. Lindsey is also a trained musician in the areas of piano and vocals. Her hobbies include reading, shopping, blogging, and hanging out with family and friends.

2 thoughts on “Homeschooling Journey: Week 17

  1. Girl, I am going to need some advice on how to keep 2 YO busy while we do school. Thankfully, my kids do a lot on their own since they are 8. I think we will have to hold each other up to get through the rest of the year.

    Hang in there!

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