It started raining on Saturday and rained off and on most of the week until today. After living through a few years of drought conditions, it was good to be inside, sipping warm drinks, and enjoying the blessing of rain.
Unfortunately, we didn't have any classes scheduled to break up the week. Since I don't like to spend much after Christmas, I didn't want to pack up everything to go to the science museum or bowling or some other indoor activity that costs money. I tried to stretch out the actual schooling part of our day and we went to the library, played some board games, read some books, and watched a couple of movies. Even so, by midweek, each of my kids was frustrated and had begun acting out.
This week I pulled out all of the pink and red paper that I could find, threw in some doilies, and let my daughter start making Valentines to help her get over her I-miss-my-Christmas-tree blues.
Play doh and fort building helped us pass one rainy day.
We also played with pattern block puzzles while I read to the kids in the morning.
My homeschool photo journal is on Instagram @freelylearned.
I am reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and Consider This by Karen Glass.
Mr. 12 Years Old is still working his way through Percy Jackson and the Olympians for the second time.
Miss 5 Years Old loves is captivated by the detailed illustrations in the Fancy Nancy series and the adventures of Nini the cat in One Lighthouse, One Moon.
Mr. 3 Years Old can't read, but I like for him to have a few books out that he can "read" on his own. He recently told the librarian that he liked superhero books so she found him a few DC Comics easy readers and he also likes playing with this finger maze book that he got for Christmas called Follow Me. Isn't is cute?