I’ve had a brief hiatus from blogging and homeschooling due to a family tragedy, but now I’m back!
We just purchased the next four Life of Fred Math books from Christian Book Distributors and have started in on Cats. Mr. T loves seeing what trouble Fred finds himself in.
Also, we are starting the Exploring Nature With Children year-long curriculum since my kids absolutely love being outdoors.
Other than that our homeschool days have been filled mostly with playtime, little arts and crafts were thrown in there. We made some super cute facecloth bunnies for Easter. Daddy made the kids a giant cardboard castle. And we’ve been taking it pretty easy.
Of course, there has also been some time for photo filters with the two youngest!
What have you filled your homeschooling days with these past few weeks?
Has your homeschool day ever not gone as planned? That’s how a lot of our days are lately. We always have the best intentions but sometimes it’s just not worth the fight or stress. This has left our school days kind of low-key lately.
We’ve found some more William Joyce books at the library so we’ve spent a lot of time reading. Mr. T has also fallen in love with The Curious Garden by Peter Brown.
After reading it the first time he is convinced we can grow a grass staircase in our garden. Should be an interesting experiment, and I’m not quite sure how he plans on accomplishing it.
The kids have also spent some time playing the Teach Your Monster to Read app put out by Usborne, who also make some of our all-time favorite books. Mr. T’s reading has really taken off since he started playing.
But, most days…. we just end up outside playing in the mud with rocks and sticks, and visiting the chickens. The kids love to dig in the mud patch which was left behind when we took down our pool. Mr. T has been telling me he’s digging a mining shaft. Mr. Moo and L’il Miss just love to find rocks and acorns to fill their toy car or the tricycle. We have a willow tree in our backyard which has provided the kids with hours of entertainment, and mommy with much shady relaxation. In a few weeks, the yard will also be filled with various bird songs. The Cardinals are already out singing, as are the chickadees and goldfinches.
As much fun as these days are, they do tend to provide a lot more laundry for mommy to do… yay!
How do you handle days that don’t go the way you’ve planned?
My husband and I recently decided it would make more sense to have one site for all of my writings. Instead of having a separate blog for each of my hobbies, we are combining them all in one place and just using categories to make it easier to find a specific topic.
Since I am no longer trying to manage a home business, it made the most sense to adapt my business website into a blog. So, that’s what it is happening! This site we will be under construction for the next few months while I figure out exactly how I want it to look. Please bear with us during this transition.
You may also notice that some of my posts will contain affiliate links now.
Ready for some adventure? 😊