In Our Homeschool This Week:
one of our Tea Times this week:
mango coconut milk So Delicious, fresh mango, water,
and My Father's World lesson
oranges, Cashew Crunch, Hawaiian tea mixed with agave nectar,
and Pedro's Journal
lots of reading aloud
The Academy at Thousand Oaks temporarily moved to the tire shop yesterday for 2 1/2 hours. That amount of time in a waiting room probably doesn't sound fun with 4 kids, but we were able to get a lot of schoolwork finished.
Tornado has started his Easy Grammar curriculum.
We started with the nouns section so that
Brother and Sister could join in.
We made this chart.
Step into Second Grade. For the boys, we used people, places, things, and ideas - but for Sis, we kept it with the first three.
I used some of her printables, too.
The boys each took a magazine and highlighted all of the nouns in a story.
Tornado began work on his
My Parts of Speech Dictionary.
Other language lessons:
The boys have been working on thank
you cards for their birthday gifts.
More science projects this week,
which I'll post about tomorrow.
What They're Playing This Week:
The tub parlayed into filling my table vase with
water, rocks, and Playmobil people, etc.
In Our Lives This Week:
I have been blogging more regularly. I have been forcing my brain to not zap out, like it usually does after I put the kids to bed. I haven't even watched television much lately. I think I watched one show all week. Anyway, I think that blogging is a very motivating influence for me. It's good for me to see everything we accomplished all laid out in this format. It helps me break down and meet my goals. It gives me something to do because boredom and restlessness are two of my worst enemies. I like spending time doing something that my kids will appreciate one day. And who doesn't need as many motivating influences as possible?
Oh, wait, I did watch two shows - one was House Hunters International (the "a young family downsizes to help others in Peru" episode). I was excited to have my closest reality t.v. connection so far. That's my friend Matt (and Ryan was friends with Nicole) from college. He is a marriage counselor, and Nicole is a physical therapist. They are using their careers and gifts to help missionaries (dealing with marriage issues or adjustment issues, etc.) and orphans (loving and rehabilitating those who are in need). You can read more about them here, and if you ever want to support someone's ministry, they would be a good choice. If you didn't catch it, watch a rerun and find out more about them on this video.
One of My Favorite Moments This Week:
I got to hang out with my sister Tracy not one but two nights this week. We ate great food and even watched a movie last night, as well.
What We Cooked This Week: