In our homeschool this weekÖ we shook it all up.† I was tired of doing lesson plans that never got completed because fun stuff came along or we wanted to spend an extra hour on Science.† So I called Jessica and chatted to her about it and after going to her post at Three Thinking Moms, I pretty much borrowed her schedule.† Of course I changed a few things, but I am doing ONE subject a day except for Math, journaling and reading which we do 4 days a week.† So far we are loving it.† We can spend hours on History instead of freaking out because we have 3 more subjects to do. †
The weather has been cool and crisp and autumny which we have loved.† Kei worked on Art Cards and had so much fun doing them.† She used magazines to make hers but you can use ANY medium; chalk, pencil, markers, paint, feathers, anything.† We were doing a Swap† Day at Skate Day and she made about 11 of them.† Fun fun.† If you aren’t familiar with Art Cards, google it.† Resources GALORE!
She woke up really early Tuesday morning and started reading a knitting book that Ami had sent her over a year ago.† She then told me “I can KNIT”.† Now she finger knits and crochets her little heart out but she couldn’t knit.† Now she can!† She knitted for about 10 hours straight.† She would knit, take it all out, start something else and rinse and repeat.† She said she was just ‘learning’.† Argh this is why I don’t knit.† I like FAST projects.† We also rented a DVD that Susan told us about called†No-Rules Knitting at the Teen Knit Cafe.† We loved watching it and Kei got some great ideas.† Thanks Susan!† I just love the give and take of Homeschool Moms.† I have learned so much from my blog friends!
Friday was Skate Day and Kei took all her Knit Wits Kreations that she had been working on all month.† She had orders for 5 scarves, hair extensions and bows.† I am just so proud of her.† She loves making the price tags and order sheets and arranging them just so in her basket.
Saturday Liv spent the night with us and they stayed up until 3:30 AM!† Laura if you read this, it was NOT my fault. ;)† We also found out the best news.† Liv is going to be homeschooled again!† Kei and I are both so excited we were giddy.† Kei and Liv spend so much time together in the summer but when school starts Liv is at school all day, then doing homework and they don’t get to see each other.† Laura and I are already making plans Lucy!
Kei had her 4th Aviation class last Thursday.† It was pouring down rain so they didn’t get to do the Surviving in the Wilderness class.† She is just loving those classes so much.† I hope they will do more.
So another great week in Bama.†
Hope your weeks are lovely and filled with beauty and learning and laughter.† Isn’t homeschooling the best?
“…knitters just can’t watch TV without doing something else. Knitters just can’t wait in line, knitters just can’t sit waiting at the doctor’s office. Knitters need knitting to add a layer of interest in other, less constructive ways.î† ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee