With five weeks of learning tucked behind us, we officially took this week off. Even so, learning still happens. So, here are some highlights and fun, project and play sorts of things we did this week. Soaking up the last of summer…
1. Edible Sand dessert thanks to Household Ways. | 2. Last Days of Summer Printable thanks to Handbook of Nature Study | 3. Pastels – tutorial to come! | 4. Homemade Yoo Hoo ice cream thanks to Southern Plate | 5. Flounder sandwich | 6. Fearless by Max Lucado | 7. Handprint crab t-shirts | 8. Oreo Truffles
Many thanks to Camera Phone Friday hostess Dawn Camp @ My Home Sweet Home. You can learn how to do neat photo collages from Dawn. She has a tab entitled Camera Phonography.
Helpful Habit: Meanwhile, I practiced the habit of continuing education. The stack of books above includes: When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling by R.C. Sproul, Jr. and Setting the Records Straight by Lee Binz, Educating the Whole-Hearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson.
Plus, an IKEA and Lands End Kids catalog, and Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Old Schoolhouse magazines.
Also, this week, Max Lucado’s Fearless.
And, yesterday, I posted a review of Cindy West’s review of Loving Living Math. Homeschool mamas – this is for you! I’ve looked forward to sharing this with you. Hope you’ll click over and join me.
Be sure to join in and see what other homeschoolers are up to at Kris’ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
Do you make it a habit of continuing education for yourself, as the homeschool parent? What’s on your coffee table?
Edible sand….oh that is so good!
When I was a kid we drank “Chocola” which is a little like Yahoo. Oh the memories!
Looks like a super week!
All Things Beautiful says
You are working towards the strewing idea, aren’t you? Love all the summer beach things and looking forward to that pastel tutorial. 🙂
Phyllis – I told you before that you are part of my continuing ed. I had to look up strewing! And, yes, I think we just might be. @Stacey – the edible sand was delicious and didn’t last long at all. Fun to make too!
Love the crab shirt!!
Kimberly @ Adventures in Mothering says
I loved your photos!!
I absolutely am continuing my education as a homeschool mom. I think we learn more while teaching, don’t you?
On my coffee table: Lego Creationary (a game I reviewed last year for Timberdoodle), some baby photos I’m still sorting out, a copy of “Ich Bin Ihm Begegnet” by Ruth Heil (I read in german sometimes), and my sensor for the “Active 2 for x-box” fitness trainer program. I am trying to get in shape.
There’s also dog hair, and popcorn…but we won’t talk about that 😉
Love it Kimberly!
🙂 Wow, 5 weeks already? Great job!!!
Thank you April! We started early in anticipation of family vacation. And a couple of those weeks were just the basics of getting into a groove.
Cassandra Frear says
Who would have thought I’d have a coffee table like this! Stacks of the NY Times and Wall Street Journal from my journalist husband now in grad school, books from seminary — right now Systematic Theology by Grudem, a book about hikes in the Carolinas, brochures from walking tours in Columbia, shells from our walks on the beach in Charleston, photographs in frames from our travels, a Sudoku puzzle book kleenex, magazine, a camera from my oldest son’s recent birding walk…soon a coffee cup will be added, along with Forline’s Quest for the Truth.
A Coffee table can say a lot about a life!
It sure can Cassandra! You are THE example of continuing ed for us all. I enjoyed the visuals you painted with words. I can imagine your stacks!
And, I didn’t even mention the train track running around the outer edge of our coffee table…