Homeschool With Casts

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Homeschool August 13

 

In my life this week…

What can I say?  It has been a fun, exhausting and a ‘light bulb’ moment kind of week.  The first couple of weeks of school were a tad bit stressful…trying to find a good groove, a good schedule and trying to ‘fit in’ everything I wanted to accomplish every day.  This week, I finally let my hair down and watched my children again.  Really started considering their individual joys of learning and making some adjustments.

In all honesty, I did not have much choice in that.  Our oldest son broke his thumbs…and that means less writing.  Well, that meant I really had to take a look at what we are doing with our core curriculum from GeoMatters.  The children and I are loving it, but I’ve been using more of their worksheets and less of our notebooking.

My children love notebooking and GeoMatters does have that available.  So, this week, I put aside…some that they did not enjoy and began heading back down their individual paths again!

Also, my little guy now gets one full hour of undivided reading, phonics, spelling and math time in the morning.

Our first couple of weeks were rough because I started our day with our read alouds.  However, b the time lunch came around..he was a bit too tired to really do anything.

With that in mind, my older two have their individual studies and review in the am while I work with him and then…we move on to the group lessons….and the little guy, well, he gets all of his hands on, and other activities while we are busy at work with deeper topics he doesn’t need to be involved in (though, I know he’s listening because he chimes in quite often during our conversations!)

I was excited to begin the Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers from Bright Ideas Press.

We also added in WonderMaps this week!

And…for Bible time, the kids and I have been utilizing the Annals of the World to add more historical context to what we are reading in the Bible!  We are LOVING IT!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We have some special friends coming to visit on Monday and the kids and I are just busting at the seams to see them!  And..on Thursday, we head to the Orthopedic specialist for x-rays.

Things I’m working on…

I am working on a unit study I want to add to my Ultimate Guide to Early US History and a special series that will be available in October.

I’m praying for…

Our nation and many of my friends and family who are going through tough times and illness.

 I’m Reading…

I’m finishing Full Time Parenting and reading through 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential.  Both are FANTASTIC!

 

How was your week?

 

Rebecca sig

 

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Comments

  1. We had a great week. So what is that experiment little guy is doing with the yellow balloon?

  2. Looks like a great week…Was wondering, is your little guy doing the same how yeast works experiment that my little guys did this week?….I’m just asking because that soda bottle picture reminds me of our week :)

  3. Oh, gosh, how did he break his thumbs?! ::eek!:: Poor kiddo!

    All the best for a smoother week coming up! Those first weeks can be pretty tough sometimes (even without broken bones).

  4. It’s always hard to find the right balance between what has to be done and what we want to do. Thanks for the encouragement to take a step back and really see what my child needs. Blessings.

  5. Thanks for linking up! Broken thumbs?! Oh my, poor Mama and poor sweet boy.
    It looks like you made it work though. Kudos to you!

  6. We had a broken thumb for the summer. 3 weeks in a cast and 4 weeks in a brace. Luckily for us it was only 1 and it was his non dominant hand. But it is amazing how basic things go out the window like not being able to tie their shoes, or strap into their car seat by themselves. Sorry for your little guy. :(