In my life this week....We are busy, busy, busy, and seem to be more exhausted than usual. We are trying to get back into routine (whatever that is) after spring break.
In our homeschool this week...We started a new science unit this week on Light, and our curriculum ties this in with Yeshua being the Light of the World, Creation of Light, God's Lamp (the menorah), man's light, the history of artificial light, Thomas Edison.... So very interesting. The kids are actually semi-interested. But alas, fatigue has been a real difficulty with them this week.
Places we're going and people we're seeing....Girl scouts, visit to friends from our congregation who live in Ashland City, recent out of town family visiting us, library, Kroger, Grandma, birthday parties and more birthday parties. And a great Purim celebration! A new friend in the neighborhood for my boys has been really great too - they are not complaining about playing outside anymore which is so much healthier than sitting in front of that computer! So much going on, I'm sure I've missed a few things.
My favorite thing this week was...
the Purim party. We celebrated with heart and with a zeal for the Lord. And hamentaschen!
What's working/not working for us...Chore charts that we found on Robin's blog are working really well for us, breaking down cleaning tasks into steps the kids can handle. We are competing too - who ever gets the most stickers for tasks completed gets a movie-theater size box of Gobstoppers.
Bedtimes have creeped later and that is NOT working for us. Morning errands are NOT working for us, but having no choice because of Papa's school and work schedule is teaching us how to be flexible!
Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...motivation other than candy... I hate bribing my kids to get their work done. I hate threatening punishments/consequences even more. Their topics seem to be of interest to them, but they just don't feel like 'doing school.' Trying to find ways to get all five senses involved.
Hoping to really incorporate some arts education in well also, both fine and visual arts. For being a music major I stink at this!!
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Chag Purim Sameach!