Homeschool Journey Week 4

Who is ready for fall?  I must say, I am excited about the fall colors, cider mills, and beyond.  My girls are aching to get to the cider mill.  We have a few trips lined up to a variety of places and cannot wait to sip yummy cider and eat scrumptious donuts.

We are planning our first northern homeschool adventure for the fall of 2012.  It is set for the first weekend in October and cannot wait to see nature at its finest. Glorious colors!

This week marks our first “Full” homeschooling week with extracurricular activities.  We are adding dance tonight so now we are in full swing from classes, piano, gymnastics, dance, to whatever else comes our way.  Yeah, I had to learn to say “no” to a few things here and there, don’t want to run ourselves ragged.  This past weekend the girls got bit by a cold bug, ugh.  Nasty, already?  Oh well, all is better now and we are ready to move forward.

Sweet Pea, (9) is working hard in her IE Writing Class (Institute for Excellence in Writing).  She is learning how to make an outline of keywords from an original essay and make it her own.  Through minor frustration, she got through it and is loving the challenge.  She is also thoroughly enjoying her American Girl History class at Homeschool Connections.  She cannot put those books down. So fun!  She is also doing very well in the other subjects.  I have a couple projects lined up that I can’t wait to share with you.

Cup Cake, (6) has been having fun learning about the United States along with symbols, etc.  As you can see she created the Liberty Bell out of aluminumn foil and added the historic crack into it.  She had fun with this one.  I look forward to coming up with other projects for her to get her interested in the history of the United States.  She is also being introduced to writing lower case cursive letters.  It’s been fun, honestly she enjoys it.  She is also our little math whiz.  I am always having to challenge her. Wow!

Jelly Bean, (3) is coming along with her preschool learning.  She is getting the hang of her colors, numbers, and letters.  I introduce a letter, number, and shape per week and do projects and activities around it.  She is loving it!  I am so thrilled for Jelly Bean, she will be starting “Tap” tonight at Central City Dance.  This will be her first year.  She has been asking me all day if it’s time to go.  Can’t wait to share with you her adventure with this one.

Looks like another beautiful day, can’t wait to go outside and enjoy it!  Have a blessed weekend everyone.

~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.