I think doubt is one of the hardest parts of doing anything worth doing, and as I have experienced recently, Homeschool is not immune to that doubt. Week 12 of our year feels like we are finally overcoming some of that doubt and finding our groove. I’m sure I’ll lose my way again, but with reminders from friends and research and resources to guide me along, hopefully I always find my way back.
It feels like we were just celebrating Halloween and my birthday. And suddenly Jack is now seven and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I need to focus on making sure we find moments to savor this fast season of life.
During our 12th week Jack rediscovered his love for math. Swapping curriculums and also starting the free math app, Prodigy, has him loving numbers again.
We finished the Young Ben Franklin podcast last week and followed up with researching more about Ben Franklin this week with books like Now & Ben (highly recommend this). I read the poem, The Man from Snow River, that reminded me of my sister (it’s her favorite movie) and has me wanting to show the boys the scene of the cowboys rounding up the horses in the mountains.
We are continuing to love The Past and the Curious and Same Page podcasts. This was our last week to listen to The Road Less Taken and an excerpt from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Jack and I now have both of these passages memorized. We ended the week by reading Ella Bella Ballerina and the Midsummer Nights Dream. Jack thought the part about a man named Bottom being turned into a half-man half-donkey was hilarious. I’m hoping to get ahold of the full play and read it to him soon. Another podcast we have discovered is Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest. Both my boys are enjoying this spin on the Grimms Brothers tales.
We read from several nature books on our weekly hike to Green Gorge and savored the season and each other’s company.
Before the weather turned colder, we enjoyed park time with bikes, knowing those moments may be limited for a bit.
We ended the week with surprise guests— my sister and her kids came up from Florida to celebrate Jack’s 7th Birthday weekend with us. We had a lovely weekend with family and friends.