A Mother's Homeschool Journey Week 13
In my life this week…
The weather looks like it is finally becoming Spring like with warmer weather ahead! Kids are in great need to be outside (ok I NEED them to be outside more…) I am in the middle of 4 events I am planning….today is a playdate for 6 moms and kids at our house…WELCOME SPRING BBQ….life is busy….still on the Weight Watchers wagon…lost a total of 17 lbs so far! (clap clap) I need to start making my list for camping - Mother's Day Weekend! I am obsessed with watching these two Eagle Families and their eaglets. I posted the posts earlier in the week here. I found out that I won a $ 25 GC to Target at The Ultimate Blog Party from last week!
In our homeschool this week…
Monday –What a beautiful day! We spent the day with friends at the Bronx Zoo. Had school at the zoo – such a great place for learning.
Tuesday –Back to rain 8( Molly had her ballet class…school as usual. Still studying plants and butterfilies (which BTW, the Butterfly garden at the Zoo was just getting going with only Swallowtails out)
Wednesday – In the plant theme, we did an experiment…using three different kind of beans we put them into clear cups with wet papertowels. As of this morning(Friday), the black bean and the red kidney bean are sprouting!
Thursday – Kids all had dentist appts. sigh.... Our peds dentist is over an hour away so that was a trip in of itself. Then we stopped off at a friends house for some playtime (great weather), stopped by a creamery on the way home for ice cream and then more play at our house.
Friday – We are hosting a WELCOME SPRING outdoor playdate today! I am bbq chicken, made a mac salad and everyone is bringing something to share to eat. Looking forward to it. We love playdates!
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…we went to the Zoo, visited with some friends we don’t see that often. Baseball season has begun. My husband coaches my son’s T Ball team and games are 2 times a week and a practice thrown in there. This is why we only let the kids do 1 thing at a time…crazy schedule!
My favorite thing this week was…seeing the kids back at the Zoo. We love it there. They are used to the path we take and know the animals coming up.
What’s working/not working for us…we are planning on schooling year round this year, however taking it lighter. I am hopeful that we will be the winners of a contest that I entered over at Sun Scholars where she is offering a unit to a few lucky winners. It would take us pretty much thru the Summer months and she lays it all out for you. Go check it out if you are interested.
Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…
I have a friend who is struggling with some issues with her children in public school…bullying, name calling etc…it has gotten in the way of her friendships with other moms and it makes me sad. I am just thankful that I homeschool and our children are not exposed (at that level) to these things. We get enough of it at the t-ball fields, soccer games etc.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…I wanted to say WOW and thank you to all the new followers. It seems that every time I log on there is a new friend hanging out with me! I hope and pray that you are all able to find things to use, tidbits of information to take away from the blog. I also want to shout out in a big way to my loyal followers who post nice comments and stop by every day....Lindsay, Jamie, Rebecca, Tracy and Robin! Love you ladies!
I took this shot at at playdate yesterday. Zachary has a ring on his head that goes to a ring toss game. I thought it made him look like an angel...which he is NOT! lol....So had to get a great shot of him without a fake smile...love this picture