Welcome to another “Week in Review” here at Nourishing My Scholar. I am happy to report that our daughters night terrors have eased up this week and have been replaced with 3am wake ups that involve deep, thought provoking questions like….”what happens to the animals in the desert if all of the cactus were to die?”…true story. Sleep deprivation is not our friend. Coffee, however, has become a constant companion. I have a mug sitting with me now! Do come and have a cup with me and enjoy the antics we experienced this week.
Archives for August 2016
Welcome to another “Week in Review” here at Nourishing My Scholar. We’ve had a bit of a challenging week here. Our three year old’s night terrors have been leaving us adults exhausted. Our son, too, has been overly excitable and out of sync. We’ve found that this happens more when our schedules change, but sometimes we can not pin point exactly why these types of weeks happen. So we are working at keeping the schedule that works best for both kids and getting plenty of read aloud and outdoor time.
Space is limited to say the least. So, how do we homeschool without a school room and in such close quarters?
We had a zoo day this week! We took the children to a local private zoo in Limestone, Tennessee called Brights Zoo. We have been to this zoo several times in years past and have always enjoyed it. You can read about our very first time going to Brights Zoo here. It was quite a memorable experience. This visit, too, was memorable because it was our daughters first experience at Brights Zoo.
Welcome to another Week in Review here at Nourishing My Scholar! We had such a fun week with it’s ups and down. The down would be that I got stung by a hornet and ended up at Urgent Care for a Steroid Shot…not fun. I also haven’t quite decided when our first “back to school” day will be. Granted, we school year round but I still like to have that special first day. I’ve begun ordering this new homeschool year’s books and supplies. We are just waiting for much of it to come in. You can read more about our curriculum choices here at Eclectic Homeschooling Curriculum: Pre-K and 4th Grade.
August is upon us and for many of us it brings with it the planning of another homeschool year. Curriculum’s and school supplies bombard our senses as we walk through stores and browse online. It can be quite intimidating and overwhelming. I found myself jotting down notes about this upcoming school year while I sipped my coffee earlier this week. Our homeschool doesn’t run off of a boxed curriculum like some. That isn’t to say that we don’t use them at all. We simply don’t use them in the traditional way of starting with chapter one and working our way chronologically to the end. We prefer the ability to follow our interests, tumble down rabbit holes, and to get lost in our passions.
Did you know that your kids can build their own solar oven out of pizza boxes? It’s true! What’s more, there is loads to be learned about the concentration of the sun’s energy and you can all enjoy a tasty treat at the end of the process: Solar Oven S’mores! Here is how we made these tasty s’mores and learned about Reflection, Absorption, and Convection.