In my life this week… we’ve had some rainy days but also some hot, sunny, dry days. I discovered that my potted impatiens can’t go through more than one hot day without being watered. It certainly perks back up quickly after a good watering, though. I can’t say the same for my indoor begonia that has gotten pale all over and brown in places. It’s been looking really bad for about two weeks, and nothing I do has helped it at all. It was so very pretty just a month ago – I really don’t want to lose it but am not sure what else to do.
In our homeschool this week… we’re going along as usual, not planning to take a summer break. We had a good week of school, and the boys are moving along well in their math lessons. We started a study on the Chinese dynasties and a study of weather. James has really turned onto reading this week!
Robert has been asking every day for “math work,” so I printed off quite a few preschool math worksheets for him.
We’ve also been using the Measure Match game that I bought years ago. It’s helping all of us to memorize unit equivalents, such as 8 fluid ounces in 1 cup. The boys love the game and play even when I don’t pull it out for school.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… Learn through real life as much as possible. It’s so much more memorable than textbooks and worksheets.
I am inspired by… people who endure suffering and still manage to retain their faith and joy.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… no plans to go anywhere in particular, though the boys and I may go to our homeschool group’s park day this week.
My favorite thing this week was… when Jon and the boys came home with the fish they caught. They were all so happy and excited!
What’s not working for us… staying up too late.
I’m reading… The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II on my Kindle
I’m cooking… a simple dinner of baked potatoes, cornbread, and vegetables.
I’m grateful… to live in peace.
I’m praying for… security, stability, and ample sufficiency.
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