Saturday, October 29, 2016

Weekly Reflections - Week Eight....

At Home

I took these photos a few weeks ago and absolutely love them!  The bottom photo was the view out my bedroom window.  These are the days I cherish.  They are the epitome of my ideal.  Unfortunately, this week has been anything but.  The temporary guardianship of my elderly neighbor has consumed me.  I was at the nursing home four days this week and fielded what felt like hundreds of phone calls.  Our homeschool did not live up to my ideal. 

RileyAnn did manage to keep up with her academic load.  Ruben, not so much.  We have covered the basics of reading, writing, and math in addition to history, which is a favorite that we usually don't miss ;-)  I also started reading Hittite Warrior by Joanne Williamson aloud, though we didn't get far because it's our bedtime read aloud, but we've been watching the World Series instead...ahem! 

The next couple of weeks don't look much better as we have daily appointments scheduled.  My friend reminded me that there is nothing wrong with simply reading and discussing.  She is absolutely right! I keep telling myself...
These are the days we simply read and discuss, read and discuss, read and discuss. 
These are the days that we read and discuss and that is our learning.  
In the midst, I did manage to share a Beautiful Feet Intermediate Ancient History review here.

In the meantime, I'd love to hear about your homeschool.  Feel free to share how it's going in the comments below....


  1. We are chugging along here. In between being distracted by his little brother, my son is gaining reading fluency on the old Jim Forest readers, practicing subtracting with borrowing, and about to finish Apologia's Swimming Creatures. We're in the middle of a book on Joseph Brant called Prince in Buckskin--it's great! Love early American history.
    We'll be taking a field trip on Wednesday to see demonstrations of rural crafts (cane syrup, blacksmithing, dairy, etc.). Best part--hiking season is gearing up here in Florida and we will be getting out in the state parks every week. I swear he learns more on hiking/camping trips than any curriculum could ever teach him!
    Thanks for giving us a peak into your homeschool!

  2. Oh, the Jim Forest readers are fabulous! Ruben really liked them too. And, field trips are wonderful as well. I agree they do learn as much or more from those hands on experiences. Hopefully you have a great day!