Welcome to another Week in Review! We’ve had a week full of Books, Hiking and Silly String! We also did impromptu story telling with our homeschool group and we made Apple Butter with our extended family.
This past homeschool year has been fraught with ups and downs for our family. We have had other homeschoolers join us daily for adventures, we have taken college courses, we have had fun with experiments, we have read some wonderful books, we have struggled with asychronisity, we have dealt with sickness and loss of family and friends, we moved from our community to a farm, and we have adjusted. Through it all we’ve made compromises and come closer as a family. Even our homeschool has shifted. Is it still unschooling?
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!
What do you do when your children are full of energy and bouncing off the walls? If your children are anything like mine, then they are filled with a boundless energy and that can be hard to contain indoors. We like to make our way outside where there are no walls and you know what? It’s inevitable that we’ll learn a few things in the process.
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.
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.
It’s really fabulous to watch the kids bonding with all of the farm animals. To capture that moment when two kindred spirits meet is a magical thing.
Poetry is a lovely thing. Julie Bogart from Brave Writer says, “Poetry is the candy of language for young children.” I believe that to be so. I personally find poetry to be soothing. But how should one introduce poetry to their children? How does one foster a love of poetry in their children?
If you’ve been here before then you know how much we love books! If you’re new here, then you’re about to find out! We visit the library weekly for inspiration and to let our children choose any books that spark their interests. This week our kids chose an eclectic mix of grammar, classics and Greek myths!