Tuesday, May 03, 2011

New Baby!

I can't believe it, I have three children! I'm on cloud nine. This baby has been a blessing, a true gift from God. I'm so happy to have been given the opportunity to be a mother again, and I'm trying to enjoy every minute. She's a sweetheart, and loves to smile. We all love her! Girl 2 fit right into our lives and we can't imagine it any other way.

Homeschooling has been going smoothly for the most part, and Boy is progressing well, especially in his Math. Girl 1 is learning everything she needs to know through books, the computer, talking to Boy, me, and at ballet and piano.

We are continuing with the Middle Ages. We are at Chapter 29 of Story of the World. A bit behind schedule, but that's okay. We are continuing to school through July and taking off in August. We will be done with SOTW 2 before we start our Third Year (aah! Already!) with my own plan for American History. I will share this plan within the coming weeks. I'm excited and a bit nervous at the same time, as I've always had SOTW's AG to fall back on. The plan is to continue SOTW 3 in 4th.

We are finished with Giotto and Titian, and Boy was lucky enough to get to see some of their works at the Vatican Exhibit in Fort Lauderdale with Daddy.

Because of so many activities and just plain being busy, Science has been Rocks and Minerals since late February. Boy is learning a lot, and previously he had enjoyed Electricity very much. In fact, in using The Dangerous Book for Boys Electricity Kit he was able to build circuits with minimal help after Husband explained things to him.

We are strong in Reading, Writing, and Math. Boy is writing much more and getting used to it, also dictation. In Math he's doing well, understanding much of the arithmetic, but taking a while to understand clocks. In due time. I'm learning to take things easier without sacrificing quality. In due time.

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