Spring Has Sprung (In March)

We’ve got a few things growing in our garden beds…

Chamomile
Lemon Balm
Kale
Ginger Mint
Volunteer Tomatoes
Lavender
& Chocolate Mint

I’m hoping to add more mints, calendula, basils, sages, and various veggies & fruits to our beds.

We still have a few weeks before we get our big plants in the ground and plant our cucumber seeds.  We’re going to build a new bed as well.

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Herban Homeschool: Week 21

Week 21 in Oak Meadow took us two weeks to complete, as we took a few days off to recoup from Daylight Savings Time and recharge from the seasonal changes that make us feel so groggy this time of year.

We started on a little round loom this week.  It was decided that this pink yarn would be perfect for a certain bear’s hat.

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Working on the loom ended up being a great way to break up math and reading work.  One of our word families this week was INE.

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We spent one day working on drawing our home.  We then talked about all the ways we stay safe in our home.  Little kitty had to be a part of schooling this day.

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Another day we drew a picture of our city from memory.  We then talked about all the ways we stay safe while living in our city. (State and country drawings to come this week.)

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As the weather warms up we will be spending more time outside preparing the garden and yard.  I am looking forward to that change of pace.

 

Weekly Home School Prep

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On Sundays I do the school prep for the week ahead. Usually before that the only thing “school-wise” on the calendar are field trips or special workshops.  I wait and go through the weekly lesson the Sunday before for both the OM week and the math unit.  As of now this works out well since I do not have to “teach myself” any of the topics.  I know my prep time with grow when more children are schooling and harder subjects are taught.

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For a little more detail:

Herban Homeschool: Week 18

This week along with our usual word families and math practice, we studied the brown bear!  We watched a video about brown bears as we drew our own.  We also practiced tying our shoes this week.

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The girls also decided to have a Not-on-Valentine’s day-Valentine’s day party.  They set up the front school room for the occasion.

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