In a homeschooling house full of 7 kids & 3 guniea pigs....there is never a dull moment! A lot of people show genuine concern for us and want to know how we are doing, as the road we've left behind was not a pleasant one. So, here I am, to tell some of our stories...share some of our days...and open up a part of our world to you! Come join us on our journey so you won't miss the moments that take our breath away!

Thursday, August 25, 2011



Again, my morning started much later than it was suppossed to...but, storms last night sent five visitors to my room.  Hours went by and finally, I was able to get to sleep, but not long alarm was making a very poor attempt to get me up.

I finally made my way downstairs at around 7am.  My coffee just isn't the same when I'm out of creamer and I didn't have the heart to wake up Falcon, as I knew he didn't get any sleep either.  So, needless to morning wasn't off to a great start.

The kids started waking up on their own as early as 7:30...the muffins were just coming out of the oven.  You'd think our school day would have gotten off to an earlier start, but for some reason things were just very chaotic this morning.  Hawk was not very happy when he came down to find out that he was not going fishing, but at least his school work was done for the day. 

Macaw received all of her Calvert Curriculum/Supplies at around 11:30am. 

We unpacked and went through all of her stuff and got her things organized.


She was so eager to get started, so we dove right in.  To my surprise, she was not very willing to allow the smaller ones in on her lesson.  She has always worked extremely well with the kids, but after all...she understood that she is starting Kindergarten.  She knows that this year is the "real deal" and that all these wonderful things came to HER, so I couldn't blame her for wanting the attention all to herself.  It was a rough afternoon trying to get her lessons done, but she was able to enjoy most of her day and at times, she did allow her younger siblings to sit at the table with her. 

Duckling eager to sit in on a lesson

Duckling working on her letter "A" worksheet

Emu showing off his worksheet and Macaw hard at work on her workbook

We made puppets of Goldilocks and The Three Bears after we read the story

Tomorrow, I will wake her up early and try and get most of her things done before Emu and Duckling wake up.  I wonder if other veteran homeschoolers have to do as much "tinkering" with their schedules as I do!

Cardinal worked almost completely independent today.  I love her attitude and her drive...she is so eager to learn!  She is very much enjoying her Life Science.  It was thrilling to see her excited to learn something new and the "oh" factor that comes with figuring out how and why certain things happen.  She read about plants and how they form a wax like substance to protect themselves when they get cut or injured.  She rushed right out to the field to find a dandelion to experiment with.  I love that she is in an environment where she has the ability to learn hands on...where she can get right up from her desk and set foot outdoors to actually "see" what she is reading about and to be able to watch things happen, instead of just reading about them.

By the time I was finished teaching Macaw her lessons, I had a terrible migraine headache.  I was unable to work with Eagle, so he had an "off" day.
The alarm is set to go off at 6am tomorrow.  The goal is to have Macaw up by 7:00.  I went to the store and got creamer and the kids were all in bed at a decent hour tonight, so there should be no excuses in the morning!  Tomorrow shall be a better day!  

Hop on over to the Not Back to School Blog Hop and see how other homeschoolers spent their Thursday!
We'll see you tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your experiences with Calvert homeschool curriculum! The pictures are adorable!

    As a homeschool mom of 13 years, myself, we've certainly had our share of interrupted scheduling and tweaking too. ;-)

    -Christina S.
    Calvert Community Manager