These first few weeks of school have literally flown by. I’m delighted with how smoothly homeschooling is going this year!
We did have two curriculum fails [big sigh], but we were able to switch to materials that were a better fit. So thankful for the flexibility of homeschooling!
Kaylee working on a map for North Star Geography
Unfortunately, I still haven’t figured out how to homeschool 6 kids while keeping a 9-month-old happy AND cooking meals AND keeping up with laundry. I might be able to manage two of those on any given day–maybe even three if it’s a “supermom” kind of day–but doing all four is definitely not happening. Please pass the chocolate. Ahem.
The highlight of the last few weeks has been not one, but TWO, kayaking field trips. The kids had a blast learning kayaking skills with a (very patient) park ranger.
I’ll let you in on a little secret here: I’m afraid of water. Really. But I don’t want my kids to be afraid, too, so I’m very grateful for our friendly park ranger and the other moms in our homeschool group that are willing to help my kids have a great experience.
And yikes! How is it possible that Devin (above left) is 17 already? I’m quite certain I’m not that old!!
The kids picked up basic kayaking skills very quickly. I was really impressed! They actually paddled a LONG way out and then back in on their first day. Even Weston gave it a try, although it was a little too much for his 6-year-old abilities.
Sweet Little Girls
While the older kids were kayaking, I took the two little ones over to play in the sand. Love my sweet little girls!
From the Blog
In case you missed them, here are this week’s posts:
- Free Kindle Books: Automobile Girls Series
- William Penn Unit Study (it’s FREE!)
- What We’re Using for High School Geography
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Well, that’s a few updates from my house. What’s happening at YOUR house?