November 17, 2016



Torstai. Thursday.

Today is a quick glimpse into our world of homeschooling. Every now and then I have a lot of editing work to catch up on, so I write out all of my son's school work on the chalkboard, and he and I sit side by side for most of the day, working, getting up to stretch and hug the dog, and dance, and eat, and such... Today was one of those days. We've only done that three times so far this school year, but I may plan for it more often. I find that he's exceptionally motivated when I'm not helping! Ususally I'm right in the midst of all his work between 9 and noon (because it's so fun to learn new things, don't you think?!!!).

Almost all of what we study, besides doing Khan Academy math on the computer, sits right here in this stack. Finnish, sketchbook, nat geo, journaling, Psalms, literature, history, art, Life of Fred... Everything else you can find at the library and the beach, in the kitchen, at the natural history museum, or just by sitting in the dirt, admiring the sound of the wind...

Thursday afternoons is horseback riding, and Toby is proving to be a "sarcastic" horse. Just two months ago John Ronan had three volunteers flanking both him and Toby, but last week and today he's riding alone! What a gift that he has this opportunity... Here's Toby trying to yank the reigns from John Ronan's hands. Equine sarcasm.


And here is Toby being perfectly respectable...

Tomorrow is Friday, which means (among other things) art and cookies!

Until then, friends..


Published: November 17, 2016 | Filed under: Me

Comments (4)
Kh. Tammy said:
November 17, 2016 @ 9:14 PM

I love John Ronans smiling face, and that horse!!! My daughter loves Khan Academy too....she does it for fun! I wish I was one of your students! My favorite part would be the dancing, and of course, frolicking on the beach after picking beautiful pomegranates!!!

jane g meyer replied:
November 18, 2016 @ 9:29 AM


Shamassy Monica said:
November 18, 2016 @ 7:29 AM

I was wondering what language those days of the week were! I appreciate the glimpse of your homeschooling day. Ours today is learning to make melamacarona from a Church friend. That's hopefully our motivation to finish up math and Ages of Grace without dawdling.

jane g meyer replied:
November 18, 2016 @ 9:29 AM

Shamassy! Dawdling... Love that word. Enjoy your Friday!

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