Our Homeschool Happenings {June/July 2014}

Well, my Friends,

My family is officially emerging from the "baby fog"! My husband and I have been clouded over and a bit sleep deprived, taking care of our baby girl. But for all the fuss, I wouldn't have life any other way. She is such a sweet heart and is a blessing to our family.
Sweet Baby K

My mamasita, little girlfriend, cuddle baby!
(We like nicknames!)
 Additionally, my youngest son had surgery in June and he has recovered well {Praise be to God!}. Oh, that was a tough time. . . my poor baby!

Baby J

He found a new spot to sit in
As always, it is in the tough times that God shows Himself strong, and He was faithful to us as we clung to His grace.
Here's what we're doing in school:

We've been focusing on love: what does God's love look like? How do we know we are loved? What does Jesus say about love? How can we love like Him? We are also beginning to read some of Proverbs.

Lots and lots of reading and the kids are loving it. They are covering some classics:




They've signed up for the summer reading program at the library. They've all completed enough free reading and other activities to receive their first prizes--tickets to the Colonial Playground again!

Story Time

Goin' fishin'
Building a log cabin

He found a drum

She said she was the town grandmother :)

Lunch time!

We're pushing forward, steady and strong in these subjects. Again, our history is just reading and discussion only and so far, so good. Math is progressing, although not as quickly as I want, it is definitely progressing.

We've sprinkled in a bit of language arts. My girls are ahead in their spelling books and they are thrilled about that. My son is almost finished with his book and is getting better at writing from dictation. One daughter is writing a friendly letter, which I find so endearing--especially when it's just easier to text or email. I love the thought she gave it.

Home Skills
My daughters are doing more in the kitchen: helping to prepare breakfast every day, putting away clean dishes, keeping the water pitcher full. They are enjoying it and, let me tell you, I am too. All 3 older children are learning the best ways to interact with their 1 and 2 year old brothers, which is teaching them patience and compassion. Toddlers have that effect!
We have some-what adopted the "buddy system" where each of the older children have specific duties they have to help the younger children with (i.e. brushing teeth, getting dressed, snack time, preparing to leave, etc). This is a tremendous help--I got the idea while watching 19 Kids& Counting--my "go-to" show when I'm up in the middle of the night nursing Baby K.
And that's all folks! Writing this all out makes me feel much more accomplished than I feel at the end of each day. Please pray for me as I focus on planning and scheduling the coming school year. I hope to share that with you soon!
What have you been up to this summer???


  1. I just love reading about your family! The kiddos are all so adorable. I like the buddy system. My girls are accountable for one another in some ways so it makes things a little bit easier. I have thought about doing Proverbs daily; thanks for the reminder. It looks like you all have read quite a few books. Isn't reading just so relaxing?! I hope August goes as smoothly as June and July! Here's to happy planning :)

    1. Thank you so much, Latonya.
      I hope your August is fabulous!


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