Spring is in the air! Blossoms have begun to appear all around us and the chill of winter is hopefully ready to be dormant until the next year. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel that homeschool burnout big time. I think it has a lot to do with the weather and feeling cooped up in the house or rushing to appointments and meetings. Thankfully, the coldness can’t last forever. I look forward to doing school by the pool, don’t you!?
This week was week 19 for our classical conversations community. What a great week!
On Tuesday we began digging into some of our new homeschooling products that we get to review for The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew!
Victus Study Skills System (above) is one of those products. This is proving to be a fantastic tool to help Tee learn what goals are and how to use those, plus developing strong learning strengths to help her succeed in learning throughout her life. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
We also just started a new bible curriculum through Homeschool Adventure called “Philippians in 28 Weeks.” This was a .PDF that I put into a 3-ring binder. I have a feeling this is going to be another great resource to add to the collection. Be watching for a review towards the end of April.
My Little Man is progressing nicely in his Saxon 1st Grade Math. Although, I’m starting to wonder when addition is going to rear itself. We are on lesson 18 and still no adding. If you remember, we actually dumped the kindergarten Saxon at lesson 80 (still with 30 lessons to go) because it was super boring and I was losing my son’s interest. I’m starting to lose interest too. Geez!
Something interesting happened this week. Between me and you, I think it has to do with the fact that “someone” has gotten it into their head that sucking up to mom increases the potential of an iPad coming into our house. But whatever, I take what I can get! My oldest, Tee, was very self motivated doing many things without being asked. That included practicing her Essentials Charts.
Tee is also continuing her Art lessons with a very reputable artist in our area. Above is Tee’s latest drawing. Pretty amazing for an 11-year-old don’t you think? I am super proud of her!
This week turned out to be a pretty relaxing week. We are getting the hang of our busy schedule. My work hours were greatly reduced this week which was lovely, really. It’s nice to have some time to just enjoy life and have nowhere to be.
Also this week, my husband and I watched Captivated, a Christian based documentary on the effects of media on people and families. This is another review you will see pop up towards the end of April. Watching this movie has inspired us to drastically cut out media in our home and sparked the game above. A game of Life prompts many emotions in our family. As you can see, my little one was so excited to be a part of the game playing, that is until she had to pay for things. So sad! It was actually quite hilarious!
We took Friday off. The weather was just too nice to be looking at words all day long. We went to the park and enjoyed our free time!
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Next week we get to have a fun outing with our Classical Conversations Community and my husband will be the star attraction! We will be watching a police K9 demo with my husband and his dog as well as the patrol dog (bite dog) handler and agitator (the person who gets bit)! The kids will also have the opportunity to talk to the police about their jobs and explore the cop cars. It should be a fun experience for everyone!
Next week will be a state testing week for my children. We are part of a local charter that has been a useful resource for us. One of the requirements is to take part in these lame tests….which is way more than my state requires. I am not sure I will be enrolling the kids in this charter next year but we must do this for now. Can you tell I’m super stoked? …Not…
As always, this is the official “Homeschool Weekly Moments and Musings Link Up.” Even though the title is “homeschool” related, this link up is not limited to homeschool. Anything family or school related will fly with me…other than spam. Please don’t do that. I love seeing all the interesting things everyone does.
Every week I plan to feature 1 post from the previous week. By linking up you are giving me permission to use an image in this feature. Will you be the next one featured?
Sola Gratia Mom shared her very awesome day with us which included dressing up like Koreans and learning about thermodynamics. Sola Gratia Mom always has exciting days with plenty of great ideas.
Have a great week and don’t forget to LINK UP! Did you do anything interesting this week? Let me know in the comments.