Yes, to be perfectly honest, our first week was pretty much a flop, lol.
In all the years we've been homeschooling we've never had a new year get derailed so early on ... but that's just what happened. After that first semi-successful day (see brownies post below), the rest of us came down with the cold virus brought home by Bookworm. (And by cold "virus" I mean, feverish congestion, sore throats and coughing.)
Even dear Little Bear got sick ~ which is a scary thing for such a young baby particularly when high fevers are involved. :(
So ... Crackerjack missed all his first week classes (he's taking Biology, Art and American History outside the home) and aside from a few light assignments and missed homework he just tried to rest and get better.
I asked nothing of EB after Wednesday, and once LB and I got sick on Thursday, I just called the week done.
Now, the good news is - we're all feeling much better! And since I have not much else to report I will share some pictures with you all this morning. Just some shots I took early last week before it all went to pot. ;)
Our homeschool motto on proud display in the breakfast nook.
Which is where we'll do our seatwork ...
(And where I'm typing up this post at this very moment!)
A brand new planner I purchased at Amazon - lots of squares to fill in! I no longer need to plan lessons for Bookworm of course, but I am making notes of things to do with Little Bear. Little fingerplays and folk songs and such. :)
And this lovely journal is for recording what actually got done (our live/love/learn experiences) ...
Autumn leaf window clings are a must every year ...
I drank a lot of tea last week!
The other day we found a dozen fresh eggs in our mailbox - a gift from our neighbors who raise free-range chickens! They are so lovely (inside and out) and now we've kicked off a mini unit about chickens and egg-laying. :)
In the living room (our someday "library" once we get more bookcases up), we have some comfy seating and a whole coffee-table full of Mama's magazines.
Earlybird and I looked at a book called Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic.
(Aka, the moment the cold passed from EB to LB!)
So there's a little look around the house this past week ... I am hoping to get back on track and I will report back in just as soon as I can. In the meantime, have yourselves a good Monday - a very cool and gray day in our corner of the world - and I will see you here again sometime soon!