I've been getting everything ready for S's new school year. He's so excited about it that he has already asked if we can start. We created an Everyday Learning binder like this one that I found on Pinterest from The Teacher Wife. S is most excited about his new science curriculum, his new Life of Fred: Butterflies book, and we are going to see how he likes History Odyssey: Ancients Level 1. For science we'll be testing out Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding as well as the free Life Science curriculum from Mr. Q. There is obviously more, but those are the 3 things he asks for specifically. I'm having him wait on the science and History until after our trip (I'll get to that in a moment), but I may let him start LOF this week since we'll be bringing it with us anyway.
|S playing Let's Drive.|
We got a new game called Let's Drive that goes great with our upcoming trip! S has been playing it so much and loves learning all kinds of fun facts about the different states! I wrote a review of it on my other blog, if you are interested.
We recently had a water exploration day at our house. Quite a few people came by to swim, play, and just explore the different watery fun things we had set out. One of the boys' favorite things was the water beads. Once it was time to clean up they decided they wanted to keep them, so I decided it might be nice to turn them into calm down jars (bottles really). The boys helped add the water beads and some shiny stars and moons and they love them! They sat for the rest of the day with them right by their sides. It was almost comical. When the beads start to dehydrate all I have to do is add water to get them back to the right size. It's wonderful how simple things keep them happy!
Anyway, I will be on blog hiatus while we are on our adventure, but you can be sure I'll be posting about it once we return!