This week and last were pretty typical following a holiday. I pour myself into holiday schooling (see what we did for Valentine’s week), and then need a few weeks to recover. Plus, my oldest child had his 20th birthday earlier this week, so I spent a lot of energy preparing for that and cooking his favorite foods on the actual day of his birthday. I also had a hair appointment this week, so that cut into my extra time as well.
So, when I say typical, I mean we did our usual morning subjects and did very few extra projects in the afternoons. I did buy supplies needed to do a Brown Bear, Brown Bear project I do with all the kids when they are little. There will be more on that at a later date, but you can find the template we use HERE.
Our Resurrection Garden is growing, so the kids have enjoyed cutting the grass and tending to it every day.
For Tapestry of Grace, we watched several YouTube videos. One on the beginnings of video games, one on Mother Theresa, and one on Easter Island. I try to save as many resources as I can to my Tapestry of Grace boards, so if you are interested in what we watched, you can find them there!
Another reason I didn’t get a lot of extra projects done this week is because I was working on a new book and revamping some posts and pages here on the blog that tend to get a lot of traffic this time of year. When you’ve been blogging as long as I have, it is a good idea to look back over older posts that are still getting traffic and add more information to them. That’s what I did with my How We Homeschool Preschool and Kindergarten post from 2009. I also put together a page for the Homeschooling Year Round information here on Raising Arrows. So, I guess blogging was my extra project this week!
If you are on Instagram, this month you can catch glimpses of how I juggle home, homeschool, and blogging because I am posting with the hashtag #hsbloggers as they share what it is like to be a homeschool blogger. Follow me on Instagram here!
I almost forgot one last project we did this week! Flower Nature Drawing!
Years ago, I did this with my oldest two kids. I purchased this hyacinth from Aldi and every day, they sketch the plant as it begins to bloom. It really is fascinating, and a super simple project! You can see pictures and read more about here!
That was my week! Pretty low key. Next week, my oldest daughter and I are traveling to the state capital for TeenPact, so the other kids will be doing the very basics at home while I’m away.