It has pretty much been business as usual this week. The highlight of my week has been visiting with my grandmother and spending 3 hours just letting her talk. The kids discovered the boardgame LIFE while at my aunt's house (where my grandmother lives) so I will be on the lookout for that game to add to their small game collection which consists of only checkers and monopoly.
What I'm looking forward to:
The MACHE curriculum fair in Frederick, MD is 2 weeks away and I can hardly wait! I am most looking forward to getting MFW WHL to thumb through in preparation for DD13 9th grade year. I can't even believe she is that old. At the WTM forum so many people mention how hard it is to focus and finish out the current year as you are planning and preparing for the next year. I definitely fall into that category.
As I reflect on the current year I have definitely seen growth in DD13 personally and academically. I wish I could take the credit but the environment and discipline that has been part of the Classical Conversations program I believe has been the catalyst to her growth. The proof will be in the pudding when she comes back home to do high school next year. DD11 and DD9 I believe are still adjusting to the relaxed nature of homeschooling and the freedom they have to learn outside of the box. I know math at home has really been a blessing to DD11 who just wasn't getting the Math content at her public school. They both love the idea of not having to wait for other students to finish before they get to move on to something else. Some other comments they've made include the art instruction they are getting is fun. They said they only did arts n crafts in PS. They are now getting drawing instruction and they run off to do drawing every chance they get. Here are some of their masterpieces.
In our homeschool this week:
It was neat to read to them about Leonardo da Vinci from Leonardo da Vinci for kids this week as they were working on their artwork. I printed out a notebooking page from notebookingpages.com that we will complete when we are finished with this book.
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