This homeschooling week ends finding this mama tired but happy. What a week! I’ve been getting our house and schooling in order so that all will be ready on Monday, our official start back to full time homeschooling.
A week or so ago, I saw an idea for refurbishing a crib into a desk. I wanted one. We were able to get an old crib from our church’s supply closet and B15 assembled it just how I had envisioned it. The desk top is our dry erase board (a leftover piece of white Formica). Z thinks it’s cool to be allowed to draw on the desk top. I like the size. It’s large enough for two with plenty of room for a puzzle or math games. Placing it in front of the window will be nice as we journal seasonal observations (and spy on the neighbors).
I enjoyed the “Back To School” sales this week. I still have a bit left to get while the prices are low, however our haul is looking rather large and it’s more than what we need to get started including coffee and chocolate for the teacher!
The bulletin boards have been emptied and are ready for new word walls and timelines.
Our new calendar and weekly planner are on their boards.
Our materials from Nutrients for Life arrived this week. I told the kids we would be waiting until school started to open it. I’m hoping it will have useful information and resources to add to our science studies.
Free teaching materials can be ordered here http://www.nutrientsforlife.org/teachers/curriculum/toolkit.
We have one major project left to do this weekend. It’s time to erase our ocean mural. I feel a little sad about erasing this one. I think it has been my favorite. It certainly was the most fun to work on (yet).
I hope you had a good week, too and that the coming week will be even better!