Well, the holiday shopping is done. Papa and I enjoyed a day out and dinner together. I am really looking forward to this next chapter in our lives, being more of just the two of us. When we first started going out alone together I thought we wouldn’t really have much to say, outside of the topic of children, work, and homeschooling, but actually we have lots to say and talk about. Talking has really never been a problem for us though. We both have lots of future plans of how we see ourselves once the children are busy living out their own lives. Both of us has grown in so many ways over the years, and it has taken lots of work to get where we are today, but oh it has been worth it.
The oldest two are pretty easy to shop for, the little one however is a different story. She has never really played with “toys”. She would line them up in rows and get extremely upset if one got pushed out of place, but played, nope.
Neither of the girls have been much into dolls. Actually Sky has always been scared of them, she says they are like “mini human beings with lifeless eyes creepily peering deep into my soul”. So she has always played with stuff animals, Build-A-Bear was perfect for her. Her animal figurines have always been a big hit too and now she has her anime, but Little Sis has never really been into anything besides playing games. This is the child who picked out workbooks when she received a Jo-Ann’s gift certificate, and trust me I tried really hard to talk her out of them.
For a long time she had just copied what Sky wanted, so shopping was pretty easy, just get two of everything. These last few years though her individuality has really emerged and though she loves receiving new games, I don’t want them to be her only presents. You would think buying for a 9 year old girl would be a lot easier. 🙂
From the study, Language Arts: We had three stories going this week. I read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever out loud, Sky continued reading The Jesse Tree Out loud, and Little Sis started The Magic Tree House, A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time out loud.
They copied Shel Silverstein’s Snowball poem in cursive,
their word of the week was censor and their writing prompt was The Evil Snowman.
Mathematics: Was much of the same as last week, watching videos from KA and doing worksheets from Math is Fun.com. Little Sis and I did toss the puffle around to the multiplication tables and she did a multiplication picture from Coloring Squared.
Social Studies, World History: We listened to the history of King Herod the Great at Storynory,
and watched the episodes 7 and 8 of Crash Course Big History from YouTube.
Home Ec.: The girls chose to make Hershey Kiss peanut butter cookies this week.
The Arts: We watched Webber and Rice’s, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat musical.
P.E.: Yep, Walked Away more Pounds.
Peace for the journey.