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 the life of unschoolers. This is were I fill you in on all the goings on and adventures we had with our children during the week. The biggest news this week…our son, Gabriel, asked to have his hair cut. Not just any hair cut. A Dr. Who (Matt Smith) hair cut to be precise. Not that he had to ask. His hair, his choice, but I must admit…I’m going to miss those golden flowing locks. Doesn’t he look handsome!
Wow, I can hardly believe that I started this blog a year ago. We have had so many adventures, challenges and accomplishments since January 1st. Here is a look back at our top 10 most popular blog post of 2015.
Another week has come and gone. The Winter Solstice is fast approaching and so is Christmas. The weather has been unseasonably warm so we spent most of our days outside. But first… I was told that we needed face paint. I thought about it and you know…some days are just face paint kind of days! If you want to give your children a little bit or a lot of face painting freedom try this Certified Organic Face Paint. Our son, Gabriel, applied his face paint with a small paint brush.
Welcome to another week in the life of unschoolers. I promise our week did not solely consist of reading, but…. a large part of it did. Between our A-Book-A-Day Advent Calendar and the library we were reading maniacs! The children are taking turns with who opens an advent book each day. I’m really loving this tradition as it is helping the kids to countdown and it creates a wonderful bonding moment as we snuggle up to read that days advent book. Opening our books in front of our Harry Potter Christmas tree has been really special.
Such a busy week and it has flown by. With Thanksgiving upon us some of our normal routines have been altered. The beauty of homeschooling and unschooling is that you just go with the flow of life. Our public school friends were out of school all week. Where did they end up? Our house of course! It fills me with joy to realize that our home is a welcoming place for others.
Jade had the best fun with a slime making kit that she got for her birthday. Even Gabriel joined in the science fun!
I never thought someone would come to me and ask, “How do you homeschool? How do you make it all work.” But that is exactly what has happened. Several moms new to homeschooling have asked, “How do I get started?” I’m no expert. I am however, an expert on my own children. We’ve only been doing this homeschool gig since our children were preschool age. So in that time frame, I’ve learned a few things.
We started this week at the Library. There nothing like being surrounded by books to lift one spirits. Our son, Gabriel, made his selection and walked out like a boss. There was a little strut and everything!
Another full week has gone by. We had family visiting for most of it and the children loved having visitors. My sister and brother-in-law came from their farm in Tennessee to hang with us here in Georgia. We loved having them. The kids adored the epic battles at the playground in the rain with Uncle Joe.