The Plan This Week: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.

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So, this week we’re having to do a whole bunch of things. We ended up taking the rest of last week off, because McHusband decided to go back to the oil fields and left for Pennsylvania last night. While I’m sad to see him go, I’m happy because it’s what he likes doing: working outside, working hard, and honestly? Though he won’t admit it, I think he secretly enjoys working in the oil fields. So, he’s going up there and the job that he’s taking is a huge stepping stone to bigger and better things for him, as well as for us. 

So, this week, we’re having to do last week’s work, as well as try to stay on a sorta schedule, meaning, we may have to double-time on some of the things. While we will have more than enough days at the end of the year, I want to be able to have some freedom to take weeks off when McHusband is home. 

On the outside-of-homeschool front: this is the week that I’ll be signing the older two kids up for different activities. Daughter really wants to do dance, while the Oldest Son wants to do gymnastics. So, all day I’ve been making phone calls and trying to track people down to make that happen, since around here, everything begins either this week or next. 

So, today, so far, we haven’t even gotten around to school yet, because it’s been one of *those* days, which it always is the first day that McHusband is gone. 

I’m also going to a homeschool co-op meeting tonight for a group close to our home, and hoping that we can get involved in that as well, since the kids really want to interact with other homeschooled children. 

Oh, and Friday we have a watercolor art class that we are going to, so that should be fun. 

What’s your week looking like? 

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Oopsy.

I’m not perfect. 

I just wanted to let y’all know that up front. 

I’m also kind of a “space cadet” — I tend to forget things pretty quickly and easily, and I mind-dump more than I care to admit. 

So, with the move and everything, I’d forgotten that I still had things that I needed for homeschooling. I remembered the big things. I needed the student sheets and teacher’s manual for My Father’s World. I needed my daughter’s activity book for LLATL. I need their math curriculum.

I forgot to make a list of all the books I’d need to go along with LLATL. 

So, we’re taking an impromptu break this week (not the whole week, just until the books get here), since I don’t have everything we need for the week. 

You would think, with a planner, that I would have everything ready to go, but, as I said, I’m not perfect. 

So, hopefully your week is going better than mine. 🙂

Hello, please come on in….

Or, the grand tour.* 

(Please excuse the mess. Or don’t. Either way, there’s not much your {or I} can really do about it.)

So, here’s what our homeschool room looks like so far this year. 

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I know it’s a mess, and that bed looks a little out of place, but it’s really working for us. I just have to find a place for all those stray books. If you’ll notice, I have put up the white board and cork board since the last photo, and this morning, we finally set up our timeline up, which I’m so proud of. 

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Yeah, I know, it’s a timeline. It’s ridiculous to be as excited about it as I am, but I love it. I love that we can see history in such a great way and I love that the kids are able to kind of see the relation between events in time.

It’s just yarn stretched out with thumbtacks and the pictures from the My Father’s World curriculum, but it serves it’s purpose. 

Hope you enjoyed the small tour. More to come as soon as I get everything put away. Maybe even some organization stuff! 🙂 

 

*Ok, ok, so the tour isn’t exactly grand, but you know what I mean. 

Oh. Hi there.

Wow, I’m horrible. I can seem to keep at this whole blogging thing for very long, can I? I know. I know.

But, let’s take a little journey over what’s happened in our family since I last blogged.

We moved. 

We’re no longer Okies {sad face} — we’re Floridians again! I mean, technically, I’ve always been a Floridian (born and raised!) but we’re just back home, now. So, yay! It’s been a blast. I forgot how much I enjoyed swimming every weekend and not having to freak out every time a thunderstorm came up on the radar. It’s been lovely.

Husband lost his oil field job.

But, thankfully, has found another industry, and another job, and will be home every night and off weekends now!

I started nursing school, then quit, and am starting again in August. 

Long story short, the place I decided to go to at first wasn’t upfront or truthful about everything, so I decided to go a different route.

In August, I’ll start finishing up my pre-reqs.

We’ve set up our homeschool room and started school again! 

The house we’re living in used to have a beauty shop in it, which I am slowly turning into a homeschool room. It’s GREAT! I have a video to upload to youtube this week, but for now, here’s a few photos to give you an idea of what I’m talking about.

 

What the room looked like last week.

What the room looked like last week.

Now, as you can see, this isn’t only a dedicated homeschooling room. We’re living in my Great Aunt’s home with my mom and her husband right now, so this is also a guest bedroom, as well as an extra place to store refrigerators (we have TWO extra ones), a freezer, and my Great Aunt’s stuff. 

Although it’s not perfect and I would love to have the whole room to spread out in, I’m just so grateful and happy to have a room to school in. It’s fantastic. 

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Here’s a closer picture of the shelves. These metal shelves make horrible book shelves, but the book shelf we had in OK couldn’t survive the trip, so we have to buy some new bookshelves soon and replace these. 

This week in our school….

We started My Father’s World Adventures and we love it. The kids learned about the Vikings, they made name necklaces, they learned about the meaning of their names, and we read a few chapters of Winnie-the-Pooh. Not a bad first week. 🙂

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All in all, it’s been a hectic few months, but I promise, for real this time, to be around more. Next week I’ll have the homeschool room video ready, and pictures from some of the stuff we’ve done to it this weekend. 🙂

 

~Radical Momma