We finished another week of school (and no Saturday school this week! Or “life skills” days!).
Right now, I’m not teaching lessons on Monday—just having the kids do independent work (reading, writing, memory work). Mondays are for grocery shopping, teaching piano lessons, and hopefully catching up on household tasks! I haven’t yet attempted a full week’s grocery shopping with all four kids—I think this upcoming Monday will be that fateful day. Repeat after me: We will learn how to behave like civilized humans in a store.
This week, the kids finished memorizing the 50 states and capitals! This has been an off-and-on project since April, and this week they got it done! And because I was really tired of calling out states to quiz the kids, I used these links today for them to self-test:
We also studied the industrialization of England and read about Thomas Jefferson.
Emma and I studied Goodnight Moon, learned the letter “f” and the number “6”, and read books about fall. She’s a fun little preschooler!
Vernon discovered a love for the Cooper Kids Adventure Series by Frank Peretti, and Brooklyn enjoyed the first book in the Boxcar Children series.
We’ve had a bit of sunshine after a rainy week, combined with stir-crazy kiddos--we’ve spent a lot of time outside! Playgrounds, walks, balls, scooters…and making Mommy “base” (running into me with rollerblades and scooters while screaming “BASE!” while I was trying to write. Awesome.) We also implemented a “P.E.” program to get little bodies moving before sitting down for lessons. Thankful for a playground right outside our apartment and nice fall weather!
I’m looking forward to a bit of an escape tonight (to Chick-Fil-A! To write a paper!) and attempting an actual day off tomorrow! PJ usually works all day on Saturdays, and since our Sundays are hectic, this leaves little time for just living life apart from the daily grind. He’s rearranged his schedule to work more at night (because I like to go to bed before 9!) and take time off on Saturday.
I’m linking up with Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. (That blog name makes me giggle every time I see it. I started reading the blog because of the name!)