"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Our Week in Photos

 "So what do you do??"  I am often asked this question by people who, I am assuming, think that because I am a homemaker, I lie on the couch all day, eat Bon Bons, and watch soap operas. My typical reply to this question is , "Lots!" I usually don't have the time or desire to stand in line at Walmart and give this person a list of what I do everyday.  But if I could...I'd give them a peek into what we did this week...

       Mimi "writing" her sounds in flour.  Excellent for developing fine motor skills. 

                        A Science experiment about air pressure....

                                            ...and the results.

                              Mimi is ready for her reading lesson.

                       Asher making a Civil War timeline for History.

                            Ian working on his Math lesson.

                           Aaron adding to his coin collection.

                                      Natty crocheting.

Have nature journals, will travel...at Grandma and Granddaddy's house, doing leaf rubbings.

                  In the "children's tree" at Grandma and Granddaddy's house.

                     Asher taking his pet snapping turtle for a walk.

                           Ian and his Golden Polish chicken, Goldie.

                           Up close and personal...with skin cells.

                          Snap circuits are favorite at our house.

                                   Aaron made a wind horn.

                                      Mimi sounding it out.

                                              Silent reading.

                              Heading out for a nature walk.

                                  "Draw what you see.."

                               Playing on the hay bales.

                 Making an autumn centerpiece with treasures from the woods.


There's our week in a nutshell...and as you can see, most of the photos have to do with our home education.  I guess that's because it's not just how we educate our children; it has become our lifestyle.

I hope you had a wonderful week!                                                                                          

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  1. What a wonderful week, full of great activities! I love the idea of drawing letters in the flour- and nature walks this time of year are wonderful! What a lot of great learning going on in your home!! ~April

  2. What a wonderful weeks caption in pics! It was fun to see some of what you have been up too. TONs indeed. [o=

    Praying blessings on your week end my friend!
    In Him<><

  3. I used to get asked the same questions! Now, they know better :-D

    Your week looked productive, imaginative and fun!


  4. I love hearing about other homeschoolers' day. Your children are so cute. I love how they all seem to work together. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

    Amy Jo

  5. I enjoyed viewing a week of your homeschool curriculum. It looked productive as well as exciting. I can tell that you put much effort into your curriculum planning.

  6. Looks like a busy week! Isn't it funny that people think homemaking means "doing nothing all day"! LOL


  7. So nice to get a glimpse into your homeschool life. The photo of your little girl crocheting is so precious! I think it's time I learn to crochet! :-)

  8. What a wonderful way to spend a week. Having just seen my youngest complete her senior year, I can attest to the blessings of having had her home to teach all her life!! May you be blessed many times over in the years to come. Thanks for stopping by and commenting at my Elizabeth Prentiss blog!


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