Look, I keep coming here and trying to write a huge catch up, but the truth is we are having A YEAR over here, you guys. Illness, injury, personal tragedy, changes with my husband’s job, the hits just kind of keep coming and blogging is something I don’t really have the energy for. I’ve changed the way we do school, mostly in that I have stopped writing lesson plans. I get out all of our books at the beginning of the week and B picks a couple a day and I put them back once we get to a good stopping point. This way I make sure that we’re working on all of our subjects and Brady gets to shape his days in a way that makes school much more pleasant for both of us.
So here is a quick picture catch-up.
Language arts looks like this:
(have I mentioned he likes to read?)
And math looks like this:
And, of course, there’s science
We continue to work our way through Central and South American geography
And we do lots of art
And get outside when we can
We surprised Brady and drove 2 hours each way to take him to Chuck E Cheese
Brady still likes the occasional “special bath” (although he mostly takes showers)
And we’ve celebrated Valentine’s
And Dr. Seuss’ birthday
And St. Patrick’s Day
Since I last wrote here.
Brady continues to have his very own goofy sense of style
And to be both adorable
And an evil genius
We’ve backed off the Latin for now, as it seemed to be boring him and we’ve been enjoying both Salsa and our Play and Learn Spanish book instead. And I think that about catches you up on what our school days have looked like.
The funny thing is that in spite of it everything that’s happened we’re all doing ok. I would actually describe our days as happy in the midst of all this. We’ve made some really positive changes to our diet, Paul and I are taking some Coursera courses about things we find interesting, I’m now a volunteer tutor with our local community college, and we’re just enjoying spending time together. I’ve done some rough planning of next year’s curriculum and I’ll be sharing that soon and now that I’ve given you a quick catch up maybe writing here won’t seem so daunting. I make no promises until this year decides to work with me at least a little.
So, how are things in your homeschool?