I hope everyone has been enjoying my 31 Days of Classical Education Lite series. It has taken up most of my blogging time this week, but I hope to add in some non-31 Days posts in the future. I’ve got a few ideas in the works. Now if only I had hours and hours to blog.
On to the recap:
There was football. It was an away game. It was ugly. I don’t want to talk about it.
Remember when I mentioned that we get a lot of wildlife in our yard. This week we were treated to a roadrunner on the back porch and a tarantula on the front. Awesome. We all ran outside to see the tarantula and Alex pointed out the abdomen and cephalothorax. Yes, he used those words. He’s a tiny nerd.
We have started a new tradition at least three weeks in the making now of having my sister over for Sunday dinner. I bet she’s sorry it wasn’t Saturday dinner. She missed the dinnertime tarantula excitement.
Sunday school was back in session and we covered Adam and Eve. After the story, we rotated the kids between a crafty project and playing the Adam and Eve board game that is in my unit study. It was pretty successful. I completely forgot to end the day with prayer time though since we were hurrying to get all the kids a turn at playing the game. Oops.
PE and school. Not much else.
This was an adventure. One of my best friends, who babysits for me all the time and me for her, had to take her oldest to a dentist appointment. I watched her younger two kiddos, both of whom still take naps. The appointment was at noon. Which is naptime. It was like a perfectly orchestrated dance routine getting everyone into the right place in the right order for naptime, but I did it! We had playdate with everyone when the appointment was over.
I know there is a certain faction of homeschoolers that will not do things like babysit during the school day. I completely see their point. It does mess up our routine. But the way I see it is I don’t have a whole lot of friends – just a few really great ones, so I will turn my routine upside down for her. She does the same for me.
Pretty typical school day, but in the evening I was able to spend a nice dinner with a good friend. and then we attended a beautiful prayer service for the feast of the guardian angels.
More school. I spent a good deal of time this day doing some research for my classical series. Of course, the point of the series is including small chunks of classical teaching into a more traditional school program, but as I have been relearning what I love about the classical method, I feel drawn to it again. I’ve spent a good deal of effort this week thinking about Alex’s curriculum and what I want to change for next year. I am resisting the urge to change RIGHT NOW. That would be a disaster. I learned the hard way last year that I am in a season of life where I need easy to use materials and pre-made lesson plans. But a girl can dream, right?
Busy morning so far. Alex had his first play rehearsal. We dropped him off and then went on to All the Maters. We had some new faces today, so it seems like the ministry fair was effective. The little ones were all very good while we were there, but it was a long time for Ryan. He immediately got into trouble when we got home and lost screen time for the day. Honestly that is more of a punishment for Mom than him. I hope I survive it.
Tonight is a cub scout meeting and the weekend is full of activities. Have a great one!
This post is linked up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.