1-3. Trip to museum—cool model of Earth; sweet Jesse playing at the museum; awesome pic of jellyfish!
4. Jack making words in a matching fashion with Boggle Jr.
5. Joe’s dragon drawing. He named him Charlocke.
6. The boys had some fun with Magic Nuudles.
7. We read Itsy Bitsy Spider a lot this week! It’s one of Jack’s favorites. These socks of mine remind me of this book every time I put them on.
8. It was a good week. School is going well. (picture is of a bottle top of Hungry Jack pancake syrup, always loved the happy face inside it)
9. Laundry—always there for me, just waiting and I let it wait.
**Notes**All of the kids are doing great with Sonlight. The weeks are so much easier than last year. I needed this so badly. I’m thankful for the ease of planning and prep and the lighter load I am carrying thus far. It’s making school time so much more enjoyable and memorable for me with the kids because I’m not as stressed. All of the boys are enjoying our reading time together each day. We read covered up on the couch together a lot and I like it. It’s one of my favorite times of the day. Jack is making lots of progress with holding a pencil, developing a desire to write and learn the alphabet. Bless his heart, he’s really got that desire inside him and it’s starting to blossom. It’s made me so happy to watch him the last few weeks as I realize all that’s inside that sweet, little head of his. Teaching Textbooks is working out great for Joe. He really, really enjoys it, looks forward to it each day. Sonlight LA is going well for both Joe and Hanna. There is a flow to it each week, a pattern and we’re all getting used to it. I love that their writing assignments build upon the previous one each day of the week. I finally feel like there won’t be gaps and it’s wonderful not wondering if I’m teaching it all/enough/in the right order, etc. Hanna’s school is all going good with the exception of Math. Life of Fred is just not cutting it for her right now. She’s having some problems understanding the instructional part/picking out the how-to in the story of each lesson. I ordered Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1 for her and we’ll be doing that from here on out again with Life of Fred as a supplement/extra credit, so to speak. I’m a bit disappointed, but whatever it takes to help her understand I’ll do it.
All in all a really good start to our school year. I couldn’t ask for more. I’m so thankful for this time each day with my sweet children. The days can be long and challenging sometimes and lots of things go undone around my house, but I know in my heart this is time I’ll never have with them again and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.