Yes, this has been a week of shuffles, rerouting, reinventing, and practicing lots of flexibility.
For one, my husband’s work schedule switched from days to nights this week and even had a day off. If anyone reading this homeschools, you know that this sole factor changes how things are usually run. It’s such a privilege to have Dad (my husband) hang out with us in the morning (which he only gets to do that on the weekends), but then we miss him in the evenings when he’s at work. Thankfully, this is only one week a month.
So, I did homeschool, with a more relaxed tone. Surprisingly, we got more things done. 🙂 I apologize for forgetting to take pictures of everything we did this week. I’ll find a picture of our activity elsewhere or I’ll try to describe it as best as I can.
We had Circle Time, which is one of Caleb’s favorite classes. We recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian flag, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Bible. It touches my heart how at the end of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian flag, it says “and coming back, with life and liberty to all who believe” and Caleb, all by himself, says “I believe!” every single time we recite it. During Circle Time, we also read from the Christian Mother Goose. My two favorites so far are:
|This is one of the activities we did this week. Opposites.|
After Circle Time, we have a snack (fruit, crackers, or popsicles). If there is time, we will have another academic activity or two. This week, we practiced the number rods with digit cards (1-10), cutting, gluing, baking, cutting food, etc. It was a fun week.
|I wanted to add this picture because I am proud to say that K
is a wonderful salad eater. He eats salads with us and eats
everything in it, even spinach! This makes my heart happy.
Commercial air fresheners are very dangerous and damaging to us and our kids (especially the aerosol kinds). I have done extensive research and I have opted to use only candles, coffee beans, and this natural air freshener below.
You will need:
A mason jar (I picked this short, cute one at Target)
About 1/2 cup baking soda
Essential oil of preference (I used orange)
Poke holes on the lid with the hammer and nail. Make any pattern you like.
Add the baking soda and a few drops of the essential oil. This isn’t overpowering, it simply helps remove smells. If you do want it to be powerful, then add more essential oil in there. Works great!