2 big milestones to report!
I can’t hardly believe it, but Daphne is already 1 month old!! She seems to be a really good baby! She is finally awake about every 3 hours to eat (about once a day I have to wake her) and is eating really well! Her little cheeks have filled out and she is just a little more solid. She certainly prefers to be upright when held – either sitting in a lap or up on a shoulder. Unless she is sleepy, she does not want to be cradled.
We are making a few changes to our homeschool schedule. I mentioned here that we were finishing up the curriculum that we had been using and I was reading/researching other curriculums and methods of teaching.
Each shelf has a different activity (I also intend on rotating activities with other things we have). For the 30 minutes of math time, the girls can pick and choose what activities they want to do. If they tend to gravitate towards the same thing each day, I will encourage them to choose something else. Some of our math manipulatives and life skills activities currently on the shelf include: Counting bears with activity cards that I downloaded from here, pattern blocks and pictures that I also downloaded from here, money with picture cards,
We having slowing started doing some of these various activities, but just randomly. Next week I am hoping to get into a normal routine.
We are trying to get back into the swing of things – when it comes to school. To ease us back in we mostly did Valentine’s activities. We read Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda. The pictures in the book are beautiful paper mosaics.
Although Tess is not someone I know personally, her story touches my heart because she reminds me of Norah. Tess’ mommy was a year older than me in school and her family (like mine) has lived in Morton forever! Our parents went to school together (as with Libby and I, not the same class, but you still know everyone) and her aunt, uncle and cousins go to my parents church. Tess has stage 4 cancer and is at St. Jude in Memphis right now. Please read her story and pray for little Tess.