Monday, March 5, 2018

February Homeschool

Here’s the funny thing about February: Baby D was two and then three months old this month. I had felt like I was starting to hit my stride with four-under-five but all throughout February I felt like that wasn’t actually the case at all. It seemed like I just couldn’t handle anything extra and I was only barely managing to handle my very simple routine of dishes, laundry, and three meals plus snacks. I guess I must have found my groove after all, though, because homeschool this month was amazing.
We took a little field trip to explore that pond and it was so awesome! It was really cool to talk about how we remembered it being over the summer and compare it to the same pond in winter. It was also really awesome to see the different things each of us would notice and point out. Our whole family loves nature but we all have different perspectives so we each had something different to bring to the table. Kids are just awesome. Funny, bright, creative, observant little people who I am so thankful to know. 
We also did a “magic milk” science experiment, baked muffins, A has started making peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for himself and his sisters with very little assistance, and we actually did quite a few art projects including the sun catcher we made for our little When God Made Light study.

He is still loving that Star Wars workbook. He’s also still loving the Bible dot-to-dots but we’re almost finished with those. We memorize a different Bible verse each week (have I shared that before? We always have, whether it’s for Awana or a verse of our own) and lately he’s been asking me to write the verse in his journal “as dots, with something crazy,” which means I write it out as dashes so he can trace it, and I doodle all around it so he can color a ton of tiny weird designs. This might have been his favorite part of homeschool in February, along with scissors practice. I got this fun Kumon scissors workbook for $2 but I’ve also made up a few of our own activities, his favorite being a haircut page I made after seeing a similar activity on Instagram.

His favorite games this month have been Life Jr., Jr. Rangerland, Sorry!, and all the fun Spanish & alphabet games we’ve made up together. The day after Valentine’s Day was a particular favorite because we had chocolate on hand. Everybody got a chocolate after lunch and the winner (A, almost always) got a bigger piece. He promptly told B, “Don’t worry! We’ll share it.” so of course my heart melted into a giant puddle on the floor.

We’re still enjoying a poem and song each morning from What Your Preschooler Needs to Know, still reading through his Action Storybook Bible, and he’s still loving our Mary Engelbreit book of nursery and fairy tales, 5-Minute Star Wars Stories, and his Star Wars Little Golden Books. We were both excited about the illustrated version of The Boxcar Children and couldn’t wait to read it next year so we’re reading through that now. He’s retaining all of it very well, is very interested in the characters, and got super excited when he found out the other day that there are many more books in the series.

Of course, of course, the ten picture books we most adored in February: The 3 Bears and Goldilocks // Old MacDonald had a Woodshop // Littles and How they Grow // Sheep in a Shop // Before She was Harriet // The Mitten // Baby Beluga // The Doorbell Rang // Plant a Kiss // Spuds


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