Outside my window…lots of cheerful noise…birds, lawn mowers, and kids. A lovely cacophony of sound!
I am remembering…lying on the picnic blanket after lunch, relaxing. And then these two curious creatures interrupted.
I am wondering…how we are already seeing mosquitoes around here…it’s only February!!!
I am thankful…for the week we took off. Much needed. Now we’re ready to move forward.
I am looking forward to…our next trip to the beach.
I am considering…grammar options to supplement our IEW writing lessons. We’re currently using First Language Lessons by Jessie Wise. We’re very happy, but I’m wondering what comes after level 4…any suggestions?
In the refrigerator…meatloaf, roasted veggies and mashed potatoes (simply so I can make Mom’s mashed potato pancakes).
I am wearing…jeans and a red shirt with red heart socks (okay, you caught me…I’m writing part of this Daybook on Valentine’s Day, but I probably won’t finish it until the day you see it posted…I write in short spurts, as kids, I mean time, allows.)
I am creating…the plans for the last 12 weeks of our school year. We’re getting ready to enter the 2nd half of the year (so our 4th six weeks) but I like to get a little ahead on my planning so it doesn’t sneak up on me!
We are celebrating…Valentine’s Day, of course! I know this is a little late to offer, but I love the suggestions of gifts for the 5 love languages here. We got lots of ideas from here (Joseph was inspired by her ideas and even made his own list of clever sayings!) and each of the kids chose which one they like best and then they got busy and made their Valentines. I found these adorable plates and cups at Pottery Barn Kids and transformed our dull, ordinary meals on Valentine’s Day into extraordinary meals. I even got away without having to offer dessert…sweet!
I am reading…Home in Carolina. My brain needs a break. Although putting the link here, I just realized this is just one in a series…which would explain why I felt like such an outsider when I first started reading it!
In our learning room…back to school this week.
One of my favorite things…this hair.
A peek into my day…Joseph and Katie reading together.
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