Saturday, February 27, 2016

Week twenty-something ;)

Have I said before what a blessing it is to be able to homeschool? Motherhood is such a hard job, but I am so thankful to be able to draw closer to the Lord every day because of it. 

Silas has the realization that he could read "real books" and he was thrilled! Our 30 minutes of silent reading in the afternoons is suddenly more fun for him, since he doesn't have to just sit and look at pictures, but actually wants to read the words as well. 

We spend a weekend at our favorite cabin, and had a wonderful time even though it was cold. These kids just love being in the vast outdoors. 

Last week we attended our first "homeschool day" at the Missouri History Museum. It was a lot of fun! We definitely will be going again.

The kids really enjoy the snap circuit kit! Leo will sit and work on it for an hour at a time. He's learning so much!

Isabella started making a braided rag rug. She is at the point now where i need to help her start sewing it together. 

Elsie wanted to do "stitching like Sissy", so I set up a simple project by drawing a shape on a piece of fabric for her to stitch over. She got the hang of it right away and did a great job!

Jason is helping the older three make derby cars. They are so excited!

We are up to the 1770s in our history timeline, and learning about what life was like at the beginning of our country. We will probably linger in this time period for a while. There are so many interesting things to talk about!
I'm learning right along with the kids! That's one of the biggest benefits to homeschooling. :) 

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