These pictures are from a couple of weeks ago but we got a little dusting, a couple of inches of snow, today. (Willow, watching the kids play.)
I found these, a pair of black Sorel boots from a garage sale last summer. My first pair of winter boots in almost 9 years. ($2.00 -- Given the choice, I'd have picked something more colorful, but for the price they can't be beat.) They make me wonder how I've survived this long without them in these cold winter climes. It sure feels nice to have warm feet when I run errands this year!
We had a really nice weekend snuggled in at home as a family this weekend and Mark got a bit more wood chopped for the wood stove. It was perfect and it went by much too quickly. Now we're ready for another week. (I hope your weekend went well, too!)
I don't normally follow the public school schedule as far as days off go because we do a four day school week, but we took today off and it was nice to have a little three day weekend. Although, technically, there was still a bit of school snuck in anyway. There usually is.
With home school, the lines of learning are often blurred. Learning goes on 24/7 and we grab any opportunity for a learning experience. We don't have a distinct line as far as time goes for when school happens. We have our four day schedule but if they want to learn, then we learn when it's outside of our 'normal' school time. If the kids spontaneously want to be quizzed on math problems or writing or whatever then we do it, even if it's the weekend. It's not just a four (or five) day thing. (Although, don't tell that to the kids because they think they only have four days of school each week.)
I was super excited to see the new exhibit at the Science Museum in Sunday's paper! (Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.) The exhibit is in the cities until September 5 and we're going to make every effort to take a field trip there in the next few months.
Last year, we learned all about Egypt and the Pharaohs as part of the kid's history and geography. I let the kids pick the things they want to learn about for history and that was what Nikayda chose. (It's been a great jumping off point for us to have discussions about God and our own faith, as well.)
This year, we're reading all about Africa and a large portion of our history lessons have been about early Egypt again. The kids are so fascinated with it and this exhibit would really bring it all to life for them. I can't wait to take them!