I can't believe we are almost to Easter Break! That means that we will be on the home stretch of this homeschool year in just a few days!
One of the fun parts is this time of year is that I have a little funding left in my account to spend on fun learning books for the end of the year and summer. (We use a charter school.) Last year I was able to buy Lego Chain Reactions for my son. This year, I'm thinking is a child's sewing book and sweet drawing book for my daughter, who is six. For my son, perhaps I'll get him Lego Crazy Contraptions and maybe a chemistry kit.
After Easter, I like to switch up how we homeschool. As we finish up our skill subjects, it is nice to let my kids dwell on what they love to learn.
I also like to add in new challenges. This year, I'm adding in a Shakespeare play for the first time with my oldest:
I'm especially excited because this is a play that I haven't read before! My girl wants to study butterflies, so I'm looking for resources for that topic.
Piles of Books
Our house needs more bookshelves! But doesn't every homeschooler say that? My latest book pile is so color coordinated that I'm thinking of adding open shelving to our living room so I can decorate with some of our nicer books. But if I do that, I may end up buying too many collectors editions with nice spines.
Books pictured: Of Other Worlds, CS Lewis.Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare. The Complete Stories, Flannery O'Connor. Natural Born Heroes, Christopher McDougall.
This Week in Writing
This week I wrote about low-tech tools for dysgraphia. Most of what I needed to help my dysgraphic son was laying around the house.