In my life this week ...This week as been a mixture of busyness and home time. I was glad to have a day at home yesterday to do some reading, blogging, school organizing, and laundry. The kids enjoyed a day at home relaxing and playing in their pj's. Some days we just need that!
On Tuesday we went to another Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp workshop, this time on Camping.
On Wednesday we celebrated Independence Day while having a school day learning about it, and then some family fun with swimming and fireworks.
Yesterday Brynne and Eli spent a lot of time playing Minecraft on the iPad. They only build things, not really play anything on it. But they have got some mad building skills! I am wondering if we have some future engineers or architects on our hands.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share ... If you have a grumbler (my Eli is a grumbler), try this simple motivator. I put blanks on a piece of paper representing letters to a word that informs them of a reward they will receive if there is no grumbling when they are asked to do their different assignments. They earn a letter for each non-grumbling time. If they earn all of the letters of the word, it reveals their reward (Like Wednesday, I set their work up into four sets so that they got a letter for each set of assignments that did not include a grumble. They were very excited to learn that we got to go SWIM at the end of the school day.)
I am inspired by ... our county's history. I don't know if I would ever have enough time to teach my kids everything there is to know.
My favorite thing this week was ... definitely the 4th of July. It was a great day of learning about the birth of our country, fun crafts, good books, exciting fireworks, a cookout, and swimming. And it was a day of being a family. I am blessed.
I'm cooking ... Nothing for a few days. But starting Monday I am back to my Acronym cooking schedule.
I'm grateful for ... my home and my family.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share ...
|Brynne, Dawson, Wesley (Dawson's bud), and Eli swimming on the 4th.|
I am also linking up at Weekly Wrap-up with Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
and Collage Friday with Mary at Homegrown Learners.