Friday, September 16, 2011


And a good artical from Simple Homeschool, I know I have been traped in the "grass is always greener" thoughts! This artical really put a great spin on the subject!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today as all the kids were working on various projects during school time I thought that it would be fun to show what a *good* morning looks like! ;) We are really enjoying our new Oak Meadow materials!

Fern has a goal in mind for all this red finger knitting! We found THIS great you tube video on how to use it to make a flower, but Fern has decided that we will attach our flowers to barrettes as gifts for some of her friends! Hopefully we will make the jump to regular knitting in the next couple months!
Riley is snacking on our zucchini muffins while writing out his nouns and verbs on colored cards for grammar review. Riley has really made the jump this year in his school work. It has been a tremendous blessing for him to be able to be self directing in a few subjects as I have 3 to keep up studies with this year!

Jacob our adventurer is enjoying our ant study this week for science, we saw an ant caring an oat!! Jake is a go-go-er so it is hard to get him to sit long enough to draw what we has seen. But he is a great observationist!

And sweet Leili is just doing a great job being our little one! She has been playing plenty in our little kitchen or coloring like in the last post, she is happy as long as she is with us! Today she even started repeating our morning verse with us, and she is the best candle blower-outer!!


So all in all the beginning of our year is going quite well, everyone is enjoying our learning together (for the most part) and we are settling nicely back into our rhythm! We love the crazy summer but there is something so comforting to the fall and our family rhythm!


And I have been pouring over the new Autumn Rhythm of the Home!!!

Friday, September 09, 2011

Whew! We made it through the first week of school and we all survived and had some fun too! :)

After school one day we went to the lake and ended up with an impromptu science class! Jake caught this crawdad! We had some great observation, and then a little "nature" lesson... the kids caught a minnow and put it in with the crawdad... they now know how a crawdad searches, finds, and eats his dinner!
We found a random inch-worm on the beach, the little ones enjoyed watching him inch around my hand.

Today before school we learned about heat rising and wind patterns at the balloon races. It was great to get so up close and to talk to the balloonists!

And in regular schooling news we got our nature table set up and added a few new things to it!


Yeah for on the fly learning and learning at home! And yeah for our first week being great!!!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Happy First Day of School!!!

It all went well and the boys blew me away with their reading! :) Happy mama!!!
And Leili was such a great helper! Seriously one of the best toddler days I've ever had!!!!
What a lovely way to start the year!

To see our fun school is starting celebration/adventure hop over to our family blog!