All I can say right now is brrrrrrrr! I hope you are all staying warm. This homeschooling mama is so ready for spring. Actually, let’s just skip spring and go straight to summer, haha. I guess I’m partial as this is my favorite season. I LOVE the heat!
Last week and this week have most definitely been interesting. We have fought off the cold germs and thankfully, none of us have gotten the flu. Staying on top of handwashing, etc., has been a major goal in our homeschool. Oh, and LOTS of disinfecting!
Sweet Pea (9.5) and Cup Cake (6), ended their Homeschool Connections classes last week for the semester. We took a break this week and will be resuming fresh with new classes next Wednesday! We are loving Homeschool Connections. I foresee us using these options for the long term. It’s been a great experience thus far.
Jelly Bean (3.5) is learning how to use the computer. She just loves it and feels like such a big girl. She is learning to write her name and exploring all hands on creativity that I make available to her. She wants to do everything her sisters do, so it’s been a challenge getting her to do “Preschool” appropriate activities. We are getting it done though.
Last week and this week in our homeschool, our focus as been on:
- Michigan History (books, educational DVD’s, etc)
- Anatomy and Physiology (Notebooking, etc.
- Lots of Math (Online and textbook)
On their own time I have them write in a journal and we do language, etc., a couple times a week. For our Michigan History adventures, not only are we doing DVD’s, books, etc., we are also doing hands on and visual learning. This is done here and there with our up north trips which we will be taking in a couple of weeks. They are working on a project right now that I can’t wait to share with you. When it’s completed, we will be posting it to Pure Michigan’s Facebook page. So fun!
In a couple of weeks we will be doing Valentine’s Day fun. From homeschool parties to awesome crafts and recipes. I’m thinking of doing some sort of pottery for the grandparents for Valentine’s Day, but homemade!
I’m beyond thrilled that our homeschooling adventures are getting better. I was getting pretty frustrated there for a while and felt like I just couldn’t do this anymore. With the support and encouragement I face on a daily basis, it helps me to move forward! Sure, we still have our days, what homeschool doesn’t? But, now we have a focus and I know what path I want to take in their learning.
The girls will continue with their extracurricular activities: Piano, Dance, Gymnastics, and Pioneer Girls. Sweet Pea (9), was moved up in gymnastics to an hour and half training session. Her goal is to be in the Olympics some day. Wow, right? Her determination is very inspiring.
I want to thank my mom for letting me use her pic of her friendly visitors (above). The deer love to roam their property and visit the horses. The girls love making weekly visits to see all of the beautiful nature. Such as blessing!
I hope everyone is doing well. Anything new and exciting in your homeschool? I would love to hear from you.
Photo Image Courtesy of: Diane Carr