We started the week out wonderfully with a fantastic all day nature study/field trip! (See more about Canoeing the Chestatee!) I’m looking forward to doing more field trips this year, and this was a great first field trip for our homeschool year!
Kathryn’s weekly enrichment classes are going well, and she is still so excited about them! This week she started drawing a landscape that she’ll begin watercoloring next week; she started making an old-fashioned sock doll; and she did some ironing so that she can start sewing an apron. This artsy-crafty stuff is all right up her alley, so she has a great time.
I think ragweed season has started, because Kathryn’s allergies seem to be kicking in, but we’ve been able to have a few relaxed sleep-late days and still get our necessary schoolwork completed. That kind of flexibility is one of the many things I love about homeschooling. We can do most of schoolwork basics right on the couch, in-between breathing treatments. If she was in school, she’d have to miss those days and then make up the work.
Some of our history and science readings this year are about inventors like Robert Fulton, inventor of the steam boat, and Isaac Newton. Kathryn wasn’t so sure she’d like these readings, but she’s been pretty interested so far. We need to work on updating her timeline book next week.
I didn’t take pictures of our school days this week, other than on our canoe trip, but every post is better with a picture or two, so I’m including this one from yesterday evening when a cute bunny sat outside the window being cute. I think it was taunting Lacy, who desperately wanted to play with it.
For math this year, we’re using Singapore Primary Mathematics. We started this toward the end of last year because we just needed a change. Kathryn had become resistant to doing math, mostly because of a lot factors not particularly related to math, so we took a couple of weeks off entirely, then switched from Horizons to Singapore. I still love Horizons, and have no complaints with it, but if switching to something different helps us overcome hang-ups, then I am all for it.
Next week I’ll update more on how school is going for Lindsey. She did finally get books (and homework), and the physical training in JROTC is kicking wearing her out!
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