Thursday, July 11, 2013

Baby Girl and Me: Week of July 6-11, 2013

Well, Doodles and Bug took off and left us this week. They are spending the week at the beach with my mom, aunts, and a couple of cousins. I can't blame them! I know they are having a blast. While I miss them terribly, this did give me lots of time to focus on Baby Girl. We are having a fun week of playing and learning. Here are some of the things that we've been doing:

Clapping and singing songs for our "circle time"

Swimming and splashing

More splashing

Enjoying the water

Using the clothesbasket to learn about "in"

"In" the clothesbasket

Learning about "out" as she climbs out of the clothesbasket

"Out" of the clothesbasket

Writing practice: drawing lines from "top to bottom"

More writing practice

Placing shapes in a container

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Homeschooling and Life: Week of July 1-5, 2013

This was our last week before summer break. We will be on a school break from now until August 12. Doodles completed 6th grade, and Bug completed 4th. Baby Girl will continue in her preschool work next year. Doodles will continue with Oak Meadow next year. It is really a great fit for her since she enjoys arts & crafts, as well as writing.  Bug will be using The Weaver Curriculum Volume 2, which I'll be posting about soon. This past week was bittersweet for Bug and me, as we said goodbye to Narnia. We have had the most wonderful year ever reading through the entire Chronicles of Narnia series and using this unit study. I highly recommend it, and if you search for my posts labeled "Further Up and Further In," you will see some of the wonderful activities we've done as part of this study. Also, I've realized that Bug learns best through unit studies, so from now on,  I'll be using those with him. Here are some snapshots of the week:

Treat of the week

Baby Girl sneaks to the fridge, opens it, & has a blast with baking soda!

Tower that Bug & I built

Bug and I read about the Phoenix as part of his Narnia unit study

We also read about waterfalls

Tallest waterfall in the world, located in Venezuela

A little more fun for 2013, I added more red to my hair

A Legacy of Love and Faith

This year I've had to bid farewell to the last of my grandparents - my father's mother and father. While I'm sad to see the...