Friday, February 21, 2014

The final countdown ..... 38 weeks and 2 days.

I find homeschooling in the last weeks of pregnancy extremely difficult. I am just so big, tired and uncomfortable. I have been trying to get as much done as possible but doing that along with keeping up housework, feeding my children and the extra added items that need to be done before the new baby arrives is exhausting.

The older kids have been keeping up on their math. I have been even more  relaxed with the 2 younger kids. I have always found it easier to homeschool with a newborn that being in your last trimester.

So here are a few things we  have done lately.

Went to  zoo classes and checked out the butterfly greenhouse.

Started an art project  that I came up with themed earth, air, fire and water. It is a 6 or more step art project so not quite sure when we will finish that one. We are on step one: earth.

Robin and I are working on a project that we are going to use in the state fair this summer. It is about trees we have used this great book to draw quite a few nature items, this would be a great addition to nature studies.

I plan to see if the library has more items on this series.

This book is the backbone of our state fair project. It's a great nonfiction read about how Kate Sessions overcame many obstacles to reach her goal  "making the world a better place." We are also researching  what life was like in the 1860's when Kate Sessions and Juliette Gordon Low were born.

A tree Robin drew

The weather allowed us to make it to math class this week. A friend of mine is teaching a class for 4-6 year olds using:

It is a story based math program that Duck seems to enjoy. ( sort of)

Some documentaries we have watched this week are:

Falcon is working on an easy novel right now taking a break from our harder highschool literature  course we have been using. He is reading  Holes, I am using the teacher guide to go with it making life a bit easier on me right now.

This probably has a bunch of typos but I am just glad I got something posted since I have been a slacker since being pregnant.


Sara said...

I am reading Holes to my boys right now and they cannot get enough of it. They NEVER ask me to continue reading when we do read alouds, but they keep saying "Just one more chapter, please!!" I may have to look into the guide to go with the book. Cannot wait to see your new little one. Be kind to yourself. I's ok to take a break. The kids will be just fine!

MommyKuehner said...

State Fair Projects...must think about those harder.

I'll have to check out that math for Caty :) Let me know how you like it.