Classical Conversations, Basketball, Busy Bags, and Other Mom Stuff
These are the kinds of fun things we get to do in Classical Conversations, our home school tutoring service and curriculum. Look closely at his picture to see if you can find the eel coming out of the coral. (Hint: middle-left, It’s a profile with an eye.)
Classical Conversations is a rigorous way to approach home schooling, but it is also fun. It has definitely raised the educational bar for us.
If you felt like you were reading the blog of a pitiful, dying woman in January and February, then I have good news for you!
I’m feeling better!
Going gluten free was my first step towards wellness. Now I’m also doing this Purification 21 day cleanse, which I’ll tell you more about soon, and I’m feeling even better. I haven’t lost a single pound, though. Ah, well. Go figure.
Plenty of happy things have been happening lately in school and sports and life in general, and of course you know I’m here to share all that.
First, let’s talk about home school.
I’m well aware that I have not been much of a home school blogger this year, so let me show ya a tad bit of what we’ve been up to lately without upsetting my big boys with over-share, of course…
Last year we mostly traced a dry erase map, but actually drawing out the map locations every day has helped them learn it better. This particular map went along with our history lesson on the advanced (native) civilizations of Mesoamerica.
The boys have an aunt who is crafty and extremely teacher oriented. She makes these off-the-chain busy bags, and THEN she ever so kindly shares them with us!! So exciting! She puts these kits together, complete with instructions and personalized details, and sends them to us in the mail!
Thank you, Amy!!!
No, she doesn’t sell them, but if she ever decides to open shop, you can bet I will sell them for her right here.
But you know we are not just academic here. Allow me to share this winter’s big passion:
Did you know that Alan coached a team this year, a team that both Joshua and Caleb got to play on? And did you also know that we won almost all of our games?
Most importantly, both boys had a blast, made new friends, learned a great deal about basketball and how to play it, got tons of exercise, and grew in confidence!! (I was most excited about that last part!)
Joshua scored so many times, and Caleb made a few baskets as well. They were both energized and highly involved, and it was such a pleasure to watch them play.
Alan is that unusually experienced and exciting coach that every parent or kid would want to have, unless having snack is important to you. Alan’s stance on snack: “If someone wants to organize snacks, that’s fine. I’m not going to, but feel free.” And you know what? No one did, and I don’t think anyone missed snacks. Fun season!
Of course, now it’s time to move on to baseball, but don’t worry. I already have two baseball charms ready for my necklace and my bracelet.
Hope everyone has a fabulous week, whether we like the election results or not!
“When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased.” C. S. Lewis