Homeschool Mother’s Journal–Adapting to a New Schedule

Ladybug Girl Costume 2

In my life this week…Halloween was pretty non-eventful, Dora dressed as Ladybug Girl and while everyone thought she made a cute ladybug, I was very disappointed that no one had heard of Ladybug Girl.

Shaving Cream Car Wash

Mr. Mo’s new job is very demanding, though he enjoys it much more than his previous position. So, for all intents and purposes, I have become a single parent during the work week. Fortunately, at this point in time, he is not having to work weekends. I also only have one little now, so it is not quite as exhausting as it used to be. Between Mr. Mo’s work schedule and the bad weather starting up, I realized that I had started to wander into “overscheduled” mode. It became apparent that both Dora and I need one day a week as a “just-stay-home day”. In fact, we stayed home almost all of yesterday and today and I was inspired by this pin to set up a shaving cream car wash for Dora. She spent hours playing with it! It was a great sensorial experience, all her toy cars got cleaned, and I was able to do some house cleaning.

In our homeschool this week… I had posted previously that Dora raised her own pumpkin this year. We also got several pumpkins from other classes and events, but Dora didn’t want to carve any of them. So, I asked her if she would like to try to grow pumpkins from the pumpkin she planted last spring, like the boy in Pumpkin Jack did. She was quite excited to do it, so we just tossed her pumpkin into one of our raised beds. Hopefully, this experiment will work, despite the pumpkin not being carved. Gohan Was Promoted to Green Belt

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Gohan had his taekwondo belt test over the weekend and it ran forever, but he was promoted to green belt!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…This is actually a poem. I have started reading a select poem to Dora every week, several times a week. This particular poem was very relevant to our life. We have had a lot of chickadees in our backyard and the best that we can tell, they appear to be eating up all of the grass seed that we so carefully sowed a few weeks back! This poem comes from A Journey Through Time in Verse and Rhyme, which I have found to be an excellent collection of children’s poetry for all occasions. The author of this poem is unknown.

We’ve ploughed our fields
We’ve sown our seed
We’ve made all neat and gay.
       Then take a bit, and leave a bit
       Away, birds, away!

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Labels: Literature, Wrapping Up Our Week
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff