This week we did so much!
On Monday, Paprika went to DWTS with Mr. M.
It was an AWESOME day for her! I still haven’t watched the episode yet – and neither has Paprika. I think she’s only seen one episode of DWTS before, and because we don’t have a TV, she doesn’t really “understand” what a TV show is. I think she thought it was like going to a Broadway Show – like going to see The Lion King!
Anyhoo – she had a great time, and afterwards I asked her if she wants to work in television like her dad does. She said: Well, I guess that would be okay but I would still rather be an author. 🙂
On Tuesday, we went to Disneyland!
We were there all day until the park closed, and we rode every ride the girls wanted to ride. I would call the day: fun, full, and flat-out exhausting. LOL
On Wednesday, we met up with some homeschool friends at the park for a fun afternoon of playtime! I didn’t take any pictures because I was so in the moment, talking with the other moms. 🙂
Well, I did get this one picture of one of my friends holding Ellie. I cropped her out because I don’t know if she wants me posting her picture without checking it out first…I know I would want to! 🙂
Even though we’ve had this really busy week – we’ve still been keeping up with school. The girls are doing Spelling You See for Spelling, Handwriting Without Tears for Handwriting, and Teaching Textbooks for Math! We are also reading all sorts of science, history, and fiction books (of course) on a daily basis.
We just finished the last chapter of Harry Potter, The Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) for our family read-aloud. We’re still in Harry Potter fever here in our house – Ginger (5) is making a whole Harry Potter world in Minecraft as I write this. 🙂
On Thursday, our homeschool group had a Behind The Scenes Field Trip at the main branch of the Post Office:
The kids got to meet the Postmaster – and get an insider tour of how the post office operates. As exciting as it was for them, it was really cool for me, too!
They even got to climb inside the big mail truck:
We made cards and then mailed them to our houses. Ginger (5) did not want to “give” her card to the post office – she was very serious about that!
When we came home, Paprika (8) wanted to Skype with her friend from homeschool group who missed the field trip today (she was at a book fair event across town). They video chatted for an hour, coming up with ideas for their “Mystery Sleuth Club” and making plans for a summer camping trip.
On Friday, our homeschool group has is doing a chalk mural, guided by a local art teacher! Everyone is bringing chalk and we are going to learn how to collaborate to make a mural. I swear – our little homeschool group does so many awesome things on a daily basis.
I was kind of worried about the “socialization” piece of homeschooling – but I am finding the more into it I get, the more I have to limit our “social” time so that we can actually do schoolwork. Haha.
It’s easy for me to want to participate in every event our homeschool group does – and I have to remember my limitations (not overextending myself, with a newborn, etc.) – and to just make it to the events we can, when we can.
And when we can’t? We have a lot of fun at home, too:
The girls are very happy, and they are growing and learning so much each and every day. I am a thankful mama…
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