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.
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.
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.
Welcome to another “Week in Review!” This is where I journal all of Nourishing My Scholars homeschool adventures for the week. It is my hope that you will find encouragement, humor, and a friend here. We may be a bit different, as there is no schedule, or formal curriculum. This means we are eclectic. We do whatever works for our two children and follow their interests. Pull up a cup of tea or coffee…coffee for me please…and enjoy!
The days have lengthened and we have finally left behind the coolness of spring. What do you do to celebrate the return of summer? Catch Fireflies and drink Root-beer Floats of course!
What do you do when you have gloriously beautiful days filled with sunshine and the songs of birds? You spend as much of your time out of doors as possible!
This week started off with a bang as the small herd of large cattle we have broke through their fence and made it half way to town before we were notified by the sheriff! Oh, dear! We had to bring the big cows to the small pasture, closer to the house and take the baby cows to the pasture that holds the medium sized cows. We were planning on doing all of this anyway. We just thought it would be another week or two, ha! Our son went with the men and learned all about mending fences. Everything was going well and was mending up fine, until Uncle Johnny accidentally sent a tree through said fence. It was a cherry tree that was about to fall down anyway so Uncle Johnny tried to cut it down…but accidentally caused it to fall back on the fence.
Before our son became the voracious reader that he is today, he was anxious and easily frustrated with each attempt to read. We had a little boy with big ideas that could understand complexities far beyond his years. He knew the sounds that the letters made, but he struggled with letter combinations, blends and sight words. Learning to read is like learning to run. A baby doesn’t just jump up one day and run across the room. Well, I suppose there may be a few exceptions….but generally there’s loads of single steps and loads of falling long before any walking happens. Running comes last. Our son wasn’t interested in the mundane tasks of learning to walk. He wanted to run!
Welcome to our week in review! We have been living on my sisters farm now for over a month and I think we are finally starting to find our rhythm! Farm life has so much to offer our children as they connect with nature and the animals all around them.
I wanted to share a book with you. A book that the children keep asking for this week. They ask for it as soon as they wake in the mornings. They ask for it at breakfast. They ask for it at lunch. They ask for it before bed. This picture book by Michael Hall is simply called Red: A Crayon’s Story. Our three year old actually discovered this gem of a book at the library. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.