Friday, February 23, 2018

No.87: Our Farmhouse Schoolhouse in Photos (Week 24)

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This week was so unexpected - two days of temperatures in the 70's!  We spent the majority of those days outside playing and exploring.  A perk of homeschooling (that I had forgotten) is the freedom to scrap the plans for the unexpected.  Our to-do list isn't set in stone and we won't be behind forever.  In fact, the next two days have been chilly and rainy and we easily made up the work!  This homeschooling gig is hard, but the pros certainly outweigh the cons. 

NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

+ Our new art and copywork routine is going strong as we read through The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.  Some days I choose the copywork, other days they tell me their favorite part and we use that.  I love watching their notebooks fill up with their imaginative artwork!

+ M (fifth grade) started reading one last book before we move on from WWI: Rascal.  When I introduced it to him, he looked at it dubiously but quickly changed his tune after the first chapter.  "Mom, it's actually pretty funny!  Can you imagine having a raccoon for a pet?!"

+ Our Aftrican studies took us to the beautiful country of Uganda this week.  We read Beatrice's Goat, which is the story of how the gift of one goat changed a family's life for the better. Very thought-provoking and a great conversation starter. Ugandan street food was on the menu - the Rolex!

+ J (first grade) finished All About Reading Level 1!  Reading hasn't come easily for him, so we are definitely celebrating this accomplishment!  He got a funny book and licorice as his prize.  While we wait for the activity book for Level 2 to arrive, we're going to work on these Henry & Mudge books together.  

Current 1000 Books Project Total: 111/1000



MOTHER CULTURE & SELF-CARE

+ Health: A handful of workouts, lots of water and a few extra salads for lunch.  Itty bitty baby steps.
+ Reading: I finished The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.  Currently reading Happier at Home for book club (I'm so behind!!), An Everlasting Meal and In This House of Brede.
+ Spiritual: Scott Hahn's Lenten Reflection book and The Imitation of Christ 
+ Fun: I'm on a home decorating kick and have started researching and purchasing a few items for the house!  We moved our things in last summer and really haven't done much of anything, so it's so exciting to start making it feel even more like home.

2 comments:

  1. I hate to say this-- but for me, Happier at Home got worse, not better, so don't stress about catching up. The last few chapters were super easy to read, and not incredibly inspiring.

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    1. Finally caught up this weekend and felt the same as you. I like some of her other books much more than this one. I'm interested to hear what the others thought!

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