Happy Easter, friends! I know I'm late in sharing these, but I can't resist. And after all, Easter is a season. ;) Did you have a blessed octave?
We took Holy Week and Easter Week off of school completely, but this morning we're back with a modified and very light summer schedule. I'll share more about that soon!
I mentioned the kids' Easter baskets were full of books, but we did have some other goodies too: frisbees, socks, a wee bit of candy, Schleich animals, and these pencil boxes for my school-aged kids:
I'm not sure why I never thought of this before, but instead of having to grab a pencil, eraser, pen, and their shared colored pencil box before binder work each morning (and
A couple weekends ago I did the seasonal clothing switch-out, one of my most dreaded chores. Our standard uniform for girls around the house is long-sleeved knit dress with leggings for winter and short-sleeved knit dress with capri leggings for the summer. For little ones, knit dresses are so easy to find, but for my 8yo daughter, it is now a challenge. But after lots of looking, I found my perfect play dress for the right price: these from LL Bean. I bought three to get us through the summer. I want to wait and see how much fading/pilling there ends up being by fall, but so far, so good!
Looking for a boost in education reading to get you through the rest of the school year? Some of my favorites from the past few weeks:
A Manifesto for Liberal Education
What the English of Shakespeare, Beowulf, and King Arthur Actually Sounded Like
On the Strange Squid Near at Hand
Why America's Obsession with STEM Education is Dangerous
Chesterton and the Meaning of Education
Last weekend, our local library had its annual chamber music performance. Afterward, they allow the children to come up and try half- or quarter-sized versions of the string instruments. Now Gianna is dying to take cello and Vincent violin. Even Xavier made himself a paper violin and has been madly playing around the house. I told them we'll see after a few more years of piano.
From my early-morning hill run this past weekend:
I see more wildflowers on our running group's various hill routes than I do on our nature study outings! It's too bad I'm, you know, running and can't exactly stop to take photo after photo, but we saw 25-30 different varieties last week, if I had to guess. It's prime time for flowers here and the elevation plus the remoteness of our usual trails means lots of diversity and color.
I did come home with a snip of Indian paintbrush, a new favorite. Into the nature journal and then into the flower press!
I'll be back tomorrow to post the April Keeping Company link-up. See you then!