Lucky for us, we live right near farm country!
It was a little colder than we expected, so poor Owen was cold… but he cheered up once we got a wagon for him to pull around.
We all struggle, it is inevitable. But what can we do as homeschooling families when the days don’t go as planned?
We can choose to panic, that school won’t go as planned… much like life…. or we can have a new lesson plan for the day and live out peace… as much as we can.
This week, Elise broke 3 bones in her arm. There were definitely some challenging moments. However, we took advantage of a slower pace. We lit candles and a fire in our fireplace. We sang songs together, read Bible story books. We had friends over. And of course we did a lot of crafts.
We may not have checked every box on our curriculum list this week. But we grew in our relationships and took some time to recover. I hope my children will grow up and honor the seasons in which they find themselves. Sometimes you need to dance and sometimes you need to cuddle and sing under blankets.
After reading and doing many art projects related to apples and pumpkins, we decided to go visit an apple orchard.
The kids got to learn about the various types of apples, learn more about pollination and how bees affect apple trees. This was timely because in their nature classes they had also recently learned about pollinators. Of course the kids now want to have their own bee colonies… #partypooper
we picked many apples and then went to a friend’s house and made our own apple juice.
Here is one of our bat peg dolls from a family of bats we made. Caleb created this pattern, this is the same kid who said he didn’t like art a year ago!
How do you entertain your Kids???!!!
This is what no screens looks like at our house.
The kids are much easier to entertain. Sticks and leaves … for over an hour.