in my life this week...a schedule. Ahhh...and I feel at peace! We have started our homeschool year, as of last Monday. Yes, it's crazy, yes, it's stressful, yes, it's kind of never-ending, but I am a schedule gal! Things have fallen more in place than I have expected. Let's see what week two brings, lol!
in our homeschool this week...Bug has officially started Kindergarten! So I figured it was fitting to start with him first. We have (almost) completed Week One in Heart of Dakota's Little Hearts for His Glory, and really enjoyed it. We have learned about the seven continents and some animals that live on each, about how God created the world, about land and water animals, and about a very naughty fox called Reddy Fox!
We've also been busy playing checkers (which is getting remarkably hard to win these days...), building Lego creations, and discovering hidden homes in our backyard.
We are also trying to incorporate Five in a Row this year, too. This week we are rowing How To Make an Apple Pie and See the World. As part of this story, we have done some apple math, learned about where to find some different countries on the map, and experimented with evaporating salt water to get the salt.
(see the bubbles? Boiling water...And next week, art lessons, hee hee!)
It's made my heart happy to hear Bug giggle and say "this is really fun!"
I'm tending to agree--I'm loving Kindergarten!
places we're going and people we're seeing...we always try to celebrate the first day of public school in our county with a trip to--where else? Chuck E Cheese. Ugh!
But a way, way better Ugh than during the summer when it's packed...
We also made some other trips to have lunch with friends, therapy visits, the library...
...even the pool this morning, followed by a Pizza Hut lunch!
my favorite thing about this week...ummm, yeah. Think I already covered that. I am a schedule lover! And we're back on one! Let the giddyness begin!
questions / thoughts i have...am I going to be able to keep Bug's love of learning going? There's a little bit of pressure here, people! By the time I pulled the girls out of school, they had already gotten to the school-is-a-chore phase. He hasn't gotten to learn that. Any ideas?
what i am grateful for...the chance to homeschool my little guys. We are blessed and I am loving (almost) every minute!
Linking up this week with Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, and the Homeschool Mother's Journal. Can't wait to read about your weeks!