It has been awhile since I've "rambled" about our homeschooling endeavors. Here's a brief glimpse into what's been going on around the homestead.
We finished up our penguin unit right before Christmas. We took 2 weeks off for Christmas. I had an ambitious to-do list over break, which included things like make 12 freezer meals, organize EJ's clothing, reorganize toys, wash bedding , scrub kitchen walls, and finalize the details of my "7 Days of Creation" co-op class that I'm teaching this semester. I was able to cross off most of things on the list, with the exception of getting play dough made for my co-op class. As I made my freezer meals, I found my new favorite freezer meal that I'm eager to share here on my blog soon!
On the school front, we've hopped right into our new unit on kangaroos. We've been soaking up lots of kangaroo facts through all the books we're reading. The most exciting part was, of course, learning just how far they can jump. The boys were delighted as we measured off 25 feet across our basement and realized a kangaroo could jump further than the length of the basement. They were also proud as peacocks to win a jumping a contest against Mommy (and I didn't even let them win!).
One fun book we've discovered with this unit is Animals Should Definitely NOT Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett. And, thanks to JJ snipping the cassette tape from the library, we now own our very own copy (translation: the library made us pay $15.95 for the book & tape, but allowed us to keep it and the ruined cassette tape). My personal favorite page was the chicken trying to lay its egg with clothing. Check it out if you're curious - it is a simple, cute book.
We will wrap up kangaroos the beginning of next week and move onto zebras.
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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