Merry Christmas!

First week of vacation is over and it's been a blast so far! Multiple games of Wingspan in the books. My brother was won most of the games but the last game Ari conquered. She was very pleased with herself. We've also done multiple hikes and outdoor adventures. Cas' favorite is the Acid Castles near... Continue Reading →

Christmas School Week 3

It's been another fun week! We learned about how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden, Spain, Uganda, Ukraine and Switzerland. We tried lots of fun foods like Kottbullar, tarta de Santiago, Ugandan egg rolls, mendazi, Kolacky, Borscht and Kartoffelsalat. We sang carols, read lots of Christmas books and watched The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Ari has... Continue Reading →

Christmas School 2021 Week 2

Had another good week of Christmas school! We learned about how Christmas is celebrated in New Zealand, Brazil, Germany and the Philippines and about Hanukkah in Israel. We tried some traditions from those countries like spinning the dreidel, having a book flood, and making Christmas crackers. We got to try all kinds of different foods... Continue Reading →

Christmas School!

We've been enjoying our first week of Christmas school. All the Advent calendars! Each kid has a toy Advent calendar, we're doing our Follow the Star Advent tradition, my aunt gifted us the Jacquie Lawson computer calendar and our amazing friends at Heavens to Betty made us a fun book Advent calendar where we get... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving!

We've had a wonderful thanksgiving with family. We got to spend one thanksgiving dinner with my second family and then a second thanksgiving dinner with my siblings. Both of them involved some Cas wrangling. He still has a lot of energy to manage formal dinners well but his comedic timing is excellent...shall we talk about... Continue Reading →

Finished up Brazil

We've had lots of fun over the last few weeks. I'm glad Brazil was given 3 weeks instead of 2 in our curriculum so we could touch on some of the other South American countries and we had some lighter days since we were substitute teaching for 3 days. We spent the fire anniversary discussing... Continue Reading →

Farmland Math Review

Timberdoodle's Farmland Math is a simple and intuitive preschool math program that both of my kids have enjoyed. It consists of a Farm mat, a bucket of farm animals made up of 6 different animals in 5 different colors, and a weekly lesson guide with a total of 36 lessons. The lessons are set in... Continue Reading →

It’s November!

Time flies anyway but now we're into the time of year when it really takes off. Kids have continued to hone their housekeeping skills. Helping cook, sweep, clean mirrors, do dishes and unload the dishwasher. They're also doing more grocery shopping this year. They each have their own list of groceries to collect at the... Continue Reading →

We’ve been very busy:

Our last couple weeks have been a lot of fun and very busy. We're now studying Canada...but I don't have any pictures of that. We had friends from out of state come visit us for over a week and we had a blast. We went camping, went to a renaissance fair, the zoo, mini golfing,... Continue Reading →

Mexico and Plumbing

We have had a lot fun exploring Mexico and the desert the last 2 weeks. We've done science experiments to discover how cacti retain water and protect themselves. We've watched The Living Desert to learn about what lives in the desert. We learned about Chichen Itza and Mexican markets and eaten or at least tasted... Continue Reading →

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