In my life this week…
Something about this lovely spring weather seems to be motivating me to catch up on some long-overdue organizing projects. I love the challenge of making spaces neat and efficient! I have one last kitchen cabinet to clean and organize, then I’ll be moving on to other areas. Many other areas, for sure!
In our homeschool this week…
We have been working at wrapping up our school year. I absolutely cannot believe that we only have about ten school days remaining!
What we’re working on:
- Writing projects–I don’t feel like we have accomplished nearly enough in writing this year. We’re definitely making a major change in our writing curriculum next year.
- Dissection–This week Brandon dissected a fish. We were amazed at how much more complex its body systems were, compared to the earthworm and crayfish he dissected previously.
- PA history–Devin and Kaylee have completed their literature-based PA history course, but I need a few more concrete ways to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Diagramming sentences–Keaton has just started diagramming, which isn’t covered in the Easy Grammer texts that the older kids use. I still think diagramming is . . . kind of neat, I guess. Yes, I’m unusual that way!
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
We went to visit some wonderful (homeschooling) friends this week. The kids always enjoy their friends–and all the animals–when we go to visit.
Kendra got to meet an adorable puppy . . .
. . . and a fluffy little chick!
The older kids spent most of their time outside with the chickens, calf, pony, and miniature horses.
My favorite thing this week was…
I did something completely out of the ordinary–I went shopping for something besides groceries! Clothes. For me. 🙂
I didn’t have any success at the shoe store, but I did find a white jacket and a white blouse, both dressy enough for church. I think the white blouse will be perfect with the fuschia floral print skirt I made a few weeks ago.
Questions/thoughts I have…
Has anyone used Institute for Excellence in Writing materials? I am very impressed with what I’ve learned about IEW, and I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I’m grateful for…
. . . the abundance with which my family has been blessed. We have always had enough, and often a little more. God is good!