Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ Entry #8

The Homeschool Chick

In my life this week…

We’ve had a couple of exciting weeks around here…dd6 is now 7 {she celebrated her birthday last week} and she lost her 7th tooth!  Not to be outdone, ds9 lost his 9th tooth…he can’t let his little sister get ahead in the missing tooth count :)

We’ve been enjoying spring break this week.  I had a long list of things to get done…and most of the things on my list have been crossed off, yay!

Oh, and we are preparing to add a new puppy to our household this weekend :).

In our homeschool this week…

We were on our spring break this week so we didn’t do any book work…ah, it was nice! 

Even though we were technically on a break, we did make time for a fun fieldtrip this week.  On Friday we checked out a new nature center in our area.  While we were there the kiddos {and some of their friends} got up close and personal with a tarantula, a hissing cockroach, a toad, some turtles, and a couple of snakes :)

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

Wednesday was art class for the two older kiddos in the afternoon, and my book club in the evening. 

Friday we took a fieldtrip with some friends to a new nature center in our area. 

Today we have baseball practice and tomorrow we will be bringing our new puppy home :)

My favorite thing this week was…

Our visit to the nature center was definitely one of my favorite things this week.  We had gorgeous weather {sunny and 70 degrees}, the kiddos had a blast with their friends, and we got some fun learning done :). 

What’s working/not working for us…

Remember the shelves I mentioned a couple weeks ago?  Well, they are up!  {and they are working :)}.  They are definitely an improvement over what we used to have.  I’ve been organizing and reorganizing them during our break this week :).

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

Spring break has been so nice…can we make it through 10 more weeks of school ‘til the end of our school year?

A photo to share…

IMG_0987 Dd7 is wearing a “cockroach brooch”, and yes, it is a real, live cockroach {a hissing cockroach on display at the nature center we visited Friday}.  She started out very brave, but she quickly decided that she did not like having this big, ugly guy hanging on to her shirt :)

5 comments:

StephF said...

I don't blame her. I wouldn't want that big, ugly thing hanging on to my shirt either.

Dorla said...

It's real? a real cockroach? Yikes!!!!
Enjoyed reading your entry - this is my first week joining THMJ.
Dorla
www.escuelitaaparicio.blogspot.com

Becca said...

WHOA! I wouldn't have tried that! Good for her!

Mary said...

Yikes!!! That photo gave me the shivers!!! I love the look on her face though :)

Mommy of 3 said...

I think I would have been running and screaming to get away from that cockroach. Yikes!!!! I love the picture though, it is classic. Her little face is to cute. I am happy to hear your book shelves are up and working. Isn't nice to have something work out the way you hoped. Thanks for sharing your week. Have a great night.

 

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