Friday, January 8, 2016

Our Weekly Wrap Up~ Week 4


The weeks just keep flying by! So much has been going on the past few weeks. Christmas break has come and gone. It doesn't seem possible that our 2 week break is over. We are finishing up our first week back to school. We are a little behind this year, heck who am I kidding, we always fall behind. Thank goodness we tend to homeschool year round. My theory is as long as we complete the work, it doesn't matter when they finish.Last summer the kids had off and bored at least this summer they'll have plenty to do.

What we've been up to...
We have had a lot going gone. Our days have been filled with co-op classes, field trips, vacation to Colonial Williamsburg, parties, home ec. club, errands, rehearsals for Therese, opening night for Therese's play, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and of course trying to get some school done in there. Our two weeks off went by too fast if you ask me. Busy, busy, busy!
We went from 67 degree weather for Christmas to 30 degree weather. Talk about one extreme to another. What happened to a gradually approach from winter. No snow yet, but the kids sure do want some.


We did process 6 of our roosters for meat. This was our first time doing it and I have to say it definitely makes you appreciate your food a little more. The kids did an amazing job. Now we have 6 organic free range chicken roasters in the freezer. I think it's important for kids to see where there food comes from. We still have 20 chicken...1 head rooster, 3 young ones, and 16 hens. We are loving the fresh eggs!!

In our homeschool....
Things have been a little crazy. We are slowly getting back into the swing of school. I spent Monday preparing/organizing  lessons for the next few weeks. It feels good to back into the groove. We still need to straighten up the school room, but hopefully that will happen this week. The kids have been loving their science co-op class. They have been learning about water animals. They've been doing Apologia's Exploring Creation with Zoology: Swimming Creatures of the 5th Day. The mom leading the class has been having the kids work on a ocean box and a lot of fun educational projects have been done. She has found some amazing experiments for them to try. Right before Christmas break, she had a fun class where they watched Finding Nemo and the kids had to name all the different sea life they saw. They love going and are really learning a lot of great information.!

What I have been working on......
Well after completing seven fish costumes, a bird costume, a costume for All Saint's Day, and Halloween I've taken a little break. The fish and bird costumes for the play turned out great. For Therese Halloween costume and All Saint's Day costume, I created a colonial gown. She decided to go as Saint Maria of the Incarnation.
I had planned on finishing up my tree skirt and the stockings I had been working on last year, but never got around to it. Oh well, there's always next year.
My goals for the spring are to sew some more stuff and really get my etsy hop off and running. I plan on making a few First Holy Communion gowns, so if you have a sweet little girl making hers this year stay tuned!

What I've been reading.....
A fellow homeschool mom has started a book club, so I am reading Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin.

What they kids have been reading.....
Michael is reading another Red Wall series book.
Therese has started reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins .

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