Skip counting up to the 15s, squares (1×1, 2×2, 3×3, etc) and cubes (1x1x1, 2x2x2, etc).
I know this looks terrible, but this is what my planner looks like. I have my own (not-so-legible) code system to know what I did when and what we learned each day. I have one for each of my children now. I don’t have a lot of time to make notes and keep everything neat, but I do take a second during and after the lessons to keep track of our work. I use dry erase markers on this. I downloaded the free planner from Confessions of a Homeschooler (the planner is called Arrows). I printed the pages out, put them in sheet protectors and in a binder. As we go, I fill it out and at the end of each month, I take snapshots of the planner (like this one) and file it in a folder in my computer. That way, when next year comes, I can erase my scribbles and reuse it. 🙂
I tried a new pizza crust recipe. It was made with quinoa. I loved it. My family didn’t. Thankfully, I was smart about tying out this new recipe, so I planned for it to be a snack, not a meal. That way, if people didn’t like it, they could easily find another snack. It was a little bit of extra work to make, so I am not sure if I would go through the trouble of making it just for me. I thought it was really, really good. I soaked the quinoa overnight, then drained and blended with water and such to make a paste. Baked, flipped, baked, added toppings, baked again (just for ingredients to heat up and cheese to melt.
Reddish hair and household chores. He loves helping out. It gives him a sense of independence and autonomy.
Playtime at the splash pad. It is finally open again! 🙂
This is a ring that some dear friends gave to me years ago. I recently found it again in my jewelry box and have been wearing it since. It has the Mandarin Chinese calligraphy for “affection.”
We got our new mini binders in the mail to use with our Classical Conversations cards. I had so many cards to put together that I recruited a very willing helper. He did a great job putting them in order.
Baby girl is now ready for her big girl bed. Dad took the front off the convertible crib and put the half railing on. She is excited about her “new” bed.
If you read about about the pizza crust made out of quinoa, you know that my family didn’t like it. To make up for it, I made this homemade pizza recipe. It never fails, they all love this one. Let me know if you want the recipe. 😉
First night on her big girl bed went as planned: sleeping on brother’s bed. It’s alright. She’ll get used to it soon. 🙂
Update: She has been sleeping great in her own bed.