Old Man Winter blustered all day Sunday and into the early morning hours of Monday burying us in freezing rain, sleet and snow. I never watched the news to check the final amount totals but it was enough to shut the area schools down all week. We did not get all of our studies done this week but we’ll get caught up over the weekend. I chose to let the kids enjoy the snow.
I’m trying to plan for school over the next year. Oldest is moving into the logic stage which puts him in a separate history and science. (I quit following the science schedule since I had a hard time finding homeschool science material…and I’m not ready to write my own.) Most people advise me to have the younger ones follow along with my older one in history because once they reach the logic stage the schedules are easier to manage. I quizzed my crew yesterday on ancient history and they actually remembered more than I had expected. I asked them about doing it again so they could at least stay in the same time period with the oldest and they were very enthusiastic. Which kinda surprised me.
I ordered the IOWA tests from BJU. The kids will test next month. The very idea of testing gives Oldest a headache since he went through several years of it in government school. Sparkles tested some in Kindergarten and Middle Boy has never sat for an exam. We do not have to test but I feel it is good thing to do. At least when they have to sit for college entrance exams they will know what to do with a page of bubbles. Today the kids are taking the math placement exams from Christian Light Education…just to compare with MathUSee.
March 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm
Beautiful photos!! Looks like you all enjoyed the snow a lot :).
March 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm
Thank you! We did enjoy the snow. We usually have the sort of snow that melts within a day in this part of Kentucky. It may be several years before they can sled again.
March 7, 2014 at 2:43 pm
Visiting from Weekly Wrap up. Such a nice display of photos. Thank you for sharing your week. Our snow is melting today, but more coming tomorrow.
March 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Thank you for visiting! I love to read the posts on the Weekly Wrap-up as well…my Sunday afternoon treat.
March 7, 2014 at 5:28 pm
I’m planning for next year too – working on history plans, back to the ancients for us as well. We’ll have to compare ‘logic stage’ notes.
Love the snow pictures – looks like they had a great time!
March 9, 2014 at 8:49 pm
Oh yes! We will have to compare notes!
March 8, 2014 at 9:23 pm
Brrr, what IS that white stuff? I don’t recognize it . . . So glad you are having a sweet winter with your family, blessings,
March 10, 2014 at 9:20 am
It is supposed to reach sixty today so the white stuff will be gone…
March 10, 2014 at 9:22 am
aaah, THEN what will you do for fun? That’s the problem with home-schooling, you have to declare your own snow days. 🙂 Blessings and stay safe my friend,
March 11, 2014 at 8:30 am
Nothing better than seeing Robins in the garden against the snow background.
March 12, 2014 at 9:25 am
We even put birdseed on our windowsills when it snows!
March 12, 2014 at 9:32 am
Fantastic idea. I may start doin that too.