Seriously. I'm so funny. I admit that I only hinted at the fantasy, but I knew what I meant. You know, lots of boring worksheets and evidence of education. I think about the evidence a lot because my state requires portfolios. Exhausting.
We had a wonderful week. There was a lot of sunshine so we played outside a lot. I forgot how much I love to play softball with the kids!
One of the talks I went to at the homeschool convention last month was about notebooking, and I am really working to integrate that into our way of doing things. The kids all drew pictures of crustaceans. They each produced a "serious" work, but then started inventing their own crustaceans. I think that's pretty awesome, as they all were decapods, arthropods, etc. They were applying what they've learned, so that is good.
|Silly's rainbow crab.|
|Goofy's, well, goofy crab.|
|Scrappy's rock star crabs, and audience.|
|Funny's Christmas Island crab invasion. That's a car running over the crabs.|
That's what they do there. There are that many crabs.
The kids spent an entire rainy afternoon reading all sorts of books to one another. I look back on how stressed I was over their reading at the beginning of the year. I wonder why I keep worrying so much? I totally know better.
I am hoping to wrap this year up in mid- to late-May. Whew. What a fun journey!
As usual, I am linking up with Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.