Homeschooling Journey Week 28: Domestic Skills

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Well, you can most certainly  tell we live in Michigan! Crazy weather.  I guess we shouldn’t be shocked or dismayed by these twists and turns as Michigan is known to throw us mighty weather curve balls from time to time.  Hey, I will take the colder weather over snow anytime.  Who is with me?

Homeschool Week 28

Last week we did a little extra character training in our homeschool.  This week we had a lesson on how to keep a clean and organized house.  It was just getting out of control and something had to be done about it.  It seems as if the land of toys has traveled abroad and in unsightly piles here and there.  I can honestly say that I have not been as diligent as I used to be (prior to homeschooling) but I guess we need to establish a “domestic” system now encouraging domestic skills.  It took some doing but we have a system that seems to work for my family and it is simply this.  You are not allowed to leave a room with toys, dishes, etc., left anywhere in the room.  I will say “STOPtake out your pretend binoculars.”  “Do you see anything that should be picked up and put away before leaving this room?”  They understand this well and it has been working so far so good right along with our character training red flag system.   Do we have perfect days where it runs flawlessly?  Haha any homeschooling parent knows it can be like climbing a mountain sometimes but at least there has been definite progress and most likely you can relate.

Due to our domestic training this week, our learning wasn’t necessarily put on hold so to speak but the instruction part was put on break.  It was nice giving them review materials to work diligently on their own in between other life lessons.  Next week we will be doing some fun Easter crafts along with our learning.  I will post pics of those for week 29.

On Monday, March 26th Sweet Pea (8.5) and Cup Cake (5.5), had fun getting their dance costume pictures taken.  They first did class group shots then individual.  I can’t wait to see how they turned out!   Sweet Pea is excited since this is her first year of dance.  She is taking tap.  They are gearing up for their big dance recital this coming June.  Sweet Pea and Cup Cake are also gearing up for their piano recital in June.  Talk about busy but so much fun.  That’s the way it’s supposed to be, right?  They are continuing with their classes at Palaestra on Friday mornings.  We can’t believe that these will be coming to a close on May 11th.  Time is flying by so quickly yet I am so thrilled and blessed by the progress we have made in our homeschooling journey.  I can’t believe it will be 1 year since we started this August.  I wouldn’t trade any minute of it, not even the rough learning patches.

Have a blessed weekend everyone and Happy Homeschooling!