Quick Update on where we stand
We made it back to the zoo to see the things we missed the first time. We also took the kids to the Natural History Musuem to see the Feathered Dinosaur exhibit. They really loved going there. I was thinking about hitting the Great Lakes Science Center and seeing the BodyWorks 2 but they are leaking something and I'm not sure I want to go that route at the moment.
I'm hoping to add in a field trip every month depending on our finances throughout this next school year. Noah is signed up for swimming lessons starting 6/13 every week day for two weeks, one week off and then two more sessions. I really want him to take all three sessions this year. Especially while we are living in the apartment and have access to a pool for him to practice his strokes.
It is unbearably hot here the last two days and with waiting for the baby to come I'm melting. We are waiting impatiently for the birth of this baby.
I have a few projects I want to do with Noah but they are too hard right now while I'm so hugely pregnant and can barely walk. Hopefully soon we can get a few of them done. I want to make our own sand blocks and make a pyramid, perhaps make a miniture Nile river. You know fun things that make real learning happen.
I have planned out his books for the upcoming year. While I'm on bedrest recovering from the birth I plan to make a tentative schedule and get a move on with our schooling. I think I'm going to finish up his first grade stuff by Thanksgiving and then take a long winter break with us just reading out loud and enjoying the holidays, maybe a unit study on the Advent season.
Then when my older kids go back to school in january I will start his second grade stuff to school through until that mid-november time again. With a break here and there as needed.
I just need to check out a calendar and mark the days off that we need to school so I know what needs to be done. I really like the thought of schooling Jan~Mid/Nov. I love to bake and decorate and make candy for the holidays. We are active in our church and there is a choir program and sometimes a sunday school program. It is just so much fun that we will be able to do holiday things without feeling guilty that we are ignoring our schooling.
Well that is the current plan, as soon as this baby is born I can have the time to put it into action.