There never seems to be a dull moment here at the Hill House, and the past few weeks have been no exception. Here is a quick peek at a couple of the things we’ve been up to, at home and in our homeschool.
We had a big tease last week with a 75 degree day with beautiful sunshine, so we decide to make a couple of DIY bird feeders from toilet paper rolls and peanut butter. We smeared the toilet paper tubes with peanut butter, rolled the tubes in crushed peanuts, and then hung the feeders on tree limbs with yarn. It was a lot of fun!
My almost 8-year-old finally finished his First Grade book in Handwriting Without Tears! Hooray! I’m so very, very proud of him. His handwriting was atrocious and I didn’t quite know how to help him. Should I let it go and just hope it improves? Isn’t bad handwriting just common for boys? Is handwriting really that important? If he knows how to read and spell well, won’t his handwriting come around in time?
Ummm… big fat no. Now that I am fully educated on handwriting and how important it is, we’re now on track. I can’t even describe the leaps and bounds in his improvement! And I give him tons of credit, as he has worked hard to turn his handwriting into lovely, legible writing. After he completes his writing assignment for the day, he feels such a sense of success. Oh I just love that.
My 2-year-old has done her fair share of making messes this week, I’ll admit. But she’s in that stage of two-ness that is so sweet and adorable. Almost everything that comes out of her mouth makes me laugh out loud! But boy, she keeps me on my toes, especially during our school times.
She’s had a renewed interest in this Toddler Tote set I bought last year. She finally can do a few of the little puzzles in it and loves the pegs now that she can get them in and out of the holes by herself.
This set stays in our Busy Bag set of items. Oh she’s all kinds of sweet!
Lastly, one of our biggest events of the past few weeks was my oldest daughter’s birthday – she turned 6! (sniff, sniff). As a birthday treat, we allowed her to get her ears pierced. This picture was immediately after she got her earrings, and I’m still shocked at how well she did.
She is a precious girl and I could not be more proud to be her mama.
This week, I’ve spent a huge amount of time working on my newest themed resource packet: plants & flowers. I can’t wait for y’all to see it! It will be packed full of ideas, printables, book suggestions, informational links, video links, and more! Look for it in the next few days.
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