It’s hard to believe we’ve been back on our homeschooling adventure for two full months now! You’d think we’d be back into a normal routine, but we aren’t. In fact, we made some major changes in our curriculum this week, as we switched history programs from Mystery of History to Tapestry of Grace. I’ll write more on the reasons for the switch soon.
Despite the major transition this week, I think it’s been one of our most productive homeschool weeks so far this year! I’ve heard all about the “Four Week Fog” when starting Tapestry of Grace, but we just jumped right in and are adapting well. My brain must just work the Tapestry way.
The kids have been enjoying our studies of Ancient Egypt. Stargirl is devouring Mara, Daughter of the Nile. In fact, she wants to be Mara for Halloween. Next week I’ll post about her costume, which we’ll start making this weekend.
Bug loves anything Geography, so he’s eating up our studies of the Nile river. Even more impressive, he’s beginning to love fiction! It’s been a real struggle to get him to appreciate literature, but reading Charlotte’s Web hooked him. Since we finished Charlotte’s Web last week, we’re on to Henry Huggins now. And Henry Huggins is a boy after Bug’s own heart!
One day this week we were all tired, so after we picked Stargirl up from band, we grabbed some Dutch Bros, to help us study. I’m not sure it helped with the academics, but it sure tasted good!
Outside activities are also in full swing. Stargirl is taking concert band at the local public school. In addition, she is taking guitar class and jazz band before school. That really cuts into school time at home, but she hasn’t been complaining about working later into the day. Stargirl is dedicated to her music, that’s for sure!
Bug has found a new passion in karate. This week during sparring, he got hit in the nose twice. He told me he only cried “like three tears” and won all of his matches. He’s also wrapping up the soccer season. Just three more games to go!
I spent my little free time this week reading A Child Called “It” and The Lost Boy. Talk about disturbing. And inspiring. Now I need to pick up a copy of A Man Named Dave from the library, so I can complete the series. One of my goals this year is to read more. I need to inspire my kids, who prefer the computer to a good book.
I’m looking forward to a semi-quiet weekend before another super-busy week next week!
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