It’s been a couple of months since we’ve gotten to do this! I’ve had such great posts made up in my head but just no time at the end of our week to write them! We’re continuing with some school through the summer, so I hope to be a little more on top of these posts – just in time to start school again in September and run out of time again ;0)


In my life this week….

Sunday a couple of girls and I headed out to celebrate a special 30th birthday! We had 5 hours nearly kid-free (Miss E had to tag along :D) and enjoyed a really nice, relaxing lunch of sushi together and coffees after.

girls' day out

I also had a little bit of time to get my groove back with blogging. Some of my writing mentors, friends and ladies I look up to poured some input into my heart on how to help with managing my time. My biggest weakness – DISTRACTIONS! (If you’re wondering some of the same, my friend Christin has a great book called Blog At Home Mom: Balancing Blogging and Motherhood. Go read it!!)


In our homeschool this week…

We wrapped up some subjects! Both boys finished off their spelling :0) We also finished projects with our co-op group – both boys were in a play and wrote and illustrated books over the last 8 weeks. I’m so impressed with our teacher-moms and all the hard work everyone put i

all done spelling!

We’re using the Raising Rock Stars schedule and printables from Carissa at 1+1+1=1. I really like the sight word book incorporated into it, along with the memory verses and songs – this week it was Exodus 20:12 “Honour your father and your mother”, and Keekers drew a picture of her being obedient “right away!”.


She LOVES using our Crayola dry erase center – you slip whatever sheets you’re using into it, trace, erase, and reuse. Much simpler than the plastic sheet covers and cheaper than laminating all the time.

crayola dry erase center

H is for Hat and Half.

hat and half

H is for Human Body – we studied a little bit on the human body, healthy food choices, and, of course, the heart!


We watched this fun, concise video on how the heart works. There are lots of others too, lungs, muscles, nerves, etc.


H is for Hot! The second half of this week has been a SCORCHER, mixed in with a lot of thunder/rain storms.

God’s Little Explorers is another curriculum we’re using. It’s geared a little more toward the preschool age (3-5) and we LOVE it! Stacie has been working hard on it since last year and JUST released the whole kit and caboodle on her blog as a single download! It has 192 pages of fantastic ideas for studying a letter a week, with a biblical theme, character development, personal challenges and fun activities. Click here to view more details! She’s having a sale on it right now, you can use the coupon SAVE4 to get it for just $10 (valid until June 9, 2013).


H is for Hungry – Jesus feeding the 5,000.


My favourite thing this week was….

Redefining “school”! We did do our lessons, but there were moments where I let them just read or create instead. It’s so freeing to have the flexibility to do so!

sculpting sea creatures

drop everything and read

Playing lots of math games and seeing multiplication become a joy! (Thank you RightStart Math!)

rightstart math multiplication


My kiddos favourite thing this week was…

Hitting the splash pad after co-op today in 33 degree weather (91 before humidity :D)!


I’m grateful for….

My babies…. all 4 of them! And especially this cute little monkey-child who is SUCH a good little girl!

Miss E

silly goose


I’m praying for….

Friends, new and old, near and far who are mourning the loss of loved ones.


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