Hello Friends! Happy Friday!
Here’s a glance at what our homeschool Friday was like, Bullet Point-style:
- Schooled the whole day. Whew. Fridays are usually long for us, sadly.
- Planned my weekend – this is a busier weekend for me. I have very little margin in my life, so when the occasional “extra” is thrown in there (i.e. Mother’s Day), I have to take some time to rearrange.
- Settled on plans for my husband’s birthday on Monday! He requested a Hershey Bar Cake. YUM. They are best made a day or two ahead, so my plan is to make it on Sunday afternoon after I have oohed and aahed over my sweet Mama a bit during Sunday Lunch.
- Observed and prayed over our new Square Foot Garden (it’s a 4×8). I am so excited that little green shoots are popping up!
- Washed a lot of laundry. The amount of loads I washed today would make the average mama cringe, so I won’t share that with you.
- Walked around the block during the Morning Break while my 5yo rode his bike.
- Cooked supper – homemade meatballs from the freezer in a homemade red sauce from the freezer over pasta. I threw in some fresh spinach since I had a bag that was close to going bad. It was delicious! Highly recommend the last minute spinach add-on.
My two favorite parts of school this week:
1.) Reading about “The Log College” in Faith of our Fathers by Mark Sidwell.
My children and I always do Bible Time each morning, and we occasionally add a ‘Plus 1.’ Through the end of the school year, our Plus 1 is this encouraging book about the stories of America’s Early Church history.
One of the stories this week was of William Tennent, Sr.’s dedication and sacrifice as he created a “Log College” to educate his 4 boys for the ministry.
What a beautiful reminder that we, as parents, must make many sacrifices of time and effort to follow the Lord’s leading in our parenting, but those efforts are so worthy because He is worthy.
2.) Making and playing “Feed the Puppy” with my 5 year old boy this week! This was a cute free download from All About Learning.
My son and I practiced letter sounds with the Bone Letters and practiced spelling a few very simple words. He loved making the actual craft with the dog!
In fact, I had a couple of other things planned for our school time this morning, but he was so interested in this new game that we just played this during our school time!
How has your week been? Write your own quickie bullet points in the comments below. I would love to read them!