I haven’t made a “fall bucket list” in a long time. I don’t like the idea of getting stressed out about not crossing an item off the list. I’m type A like that. Just because I don’t make bucket lists, doesn’t mean I don’t look at them on Pinterest 🙂 I love looking at all the fun things we could be (and are!) doing during the fall. Apple cider pressing, jumping in leaf piles, admiring the fall colors, bringing out the fall clothing box, joining in on spooky Halloween activities, eating apples… they’re all things that completely warm my heart and soul at this time of year!
Our homeschool tends to reflect the season during this last third of the year. It’s my absolute favorite 🙂
Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:
Monday we did school work in the morning, and then left for our friends house. The girls spent hours and hours playing in the woods with other kids. It was a crisp day, but the sun was out. Everything about the day felt so good!!
Tuesday we stayed home all day. Millie has been busier than usual over the past two weeks, so needed to catch up on her science and history work. She sped through history. She’s using Notgrass America the Beautiful this year, and it’s such a perfect fit! She loves it because the lessons are fairly short, full of beautiful photos, and the literature and activities that go along with each lesson are fun. I’m excited to use the curriculum through highschool! On the other hand, Millie claims to really dislike the science we’re using (physical science using PhysicsQuest kits). If she really didn’t like it, we’d find an alternative. But, you know what? By the end of the the lessons, she is so excited about what she’s learned, she tells dad all about it when he gets home from work. I call that a win 😉 While Millie was working on her back-log of work, Elise dug into some circuit supplies, and played around with buzzers and lights. She was SO amazed! It was awesome.
Wednesday Millie had co-op like normal. Elise and I were supposed to stay home and do school work, but she really wanted to go to a playground to show me how she can flip. We did that, went to the library (her request. Elise suggesting that she read more? Yes please!), and went for Chinese food. Apparently back on August 21st, I promised Chinese food, soon. LOL. I had to keep my word…
Thursday was another stay at home day. We plugged through school like usual. Millie got an A on another math test. Pre-algebra seems to agree with her! Finally!! After school, Millie had to volunteer for a teen art board that she’s on. They’re busy planning a teen halloween night, and had to make props. After I dropped her off, I took Elise to a silks class. She had been asking to take a silks class since we went to the Renaissance Festival on September 29th. She has been asking every. single. day. So, I took her. She love it so much, and caught on really fast!
Friday is always Field Trip Friday, here. The girls did their school work before I woke up (hooray!), and were ready to go to lunch at our friends house. After lunch, we went to Severs Corn Maze for hours of corn pit fun! I accidentally scheduled this event during MEA, a two day period in which all students in Minnesota are off school. That was a bad time to go to Severs, as it was packed. The kids didn’t seem to mind, though. I think I’ll schedule this again for next year, on a date when the public school kids are IN school 😉
It was a fantastic week!
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