Sunday, April 28, 2013

Week 32 Two Birthdays and A Concert

On My Mind ~ Busy, Busy, Busy -- This past week was a whirlwind. We had a lot of fun, but I am ready for it to slow down a bit. Goldilocks had her last choir rehearsal and concert this week. I think it may be her last time with the choir. I love the homeschool choir she has been in off and on since she was 6. However, she really has a love/hate relationship with it and isn't memorizing the songs like she should. She mouths the words much of the time on stage. She also refuses to practice at home. She doesn't spend her free time singing either. It isn't a passion of hers and it isn't raising her self-esteem, as far as I can tell. I think we have used up the choir's usefulness (at least for now). My goals for her next year are to raise her self esteem, support her mental health and increase her academic and life skills. The choir just doesn't fit our goals.

George Washington Carver and A Birthday Party ~ George Washington Carver invented a host of things to make out of sweet potatoes. My Mother loves sweet potatoes. So, it was a perfect solution to conclude our study of George Washington Carver with a sweet potato party for my Mother! We had pie, chips, rolls, and casserole all made out of sweet potatoes. It was so good...

A Lego Party ~ As soon as my Mom's birthday was over, I started planning my son's 11th birthday. He decided on a Lego theme and I loved the idea. He thought I got a bit carried away. However, when it came down to the party, he was delighted. To see the full details of our Lego Party, go to this post.

All the Rest ~ We had a great week overall. We continued with Goldilocks doing her core schooling on the computer. She definitely prefers doing school on the computer and it makes my house a lot calmer. The other children continue to learn loads more stuff without all of her interruptions. I plan on Goldilocks continuing on the computer all through the summer. She is so far behind that she really can't take a complete break from school.  If you are interested in seeing the flow of our day currently, go to this post. It is our most recent Day in the Life update. I can't believe we only have a month left to this school year. I am working on our final lesson plans. Are you all almost done?

Homegrown Learners

Blessings, Dawn


  1. You've been busy! I'm so glad that everything is going more smoothly with Goldilocks doing her schoolwork on the computer. Praying that it continues!

  2. Sometimes it's hard to give up those things they've done for a long time, but sometimes it just needs to be done. Perhaps it'll open the door to something much more meaningful?

    We're around a month away too, a little more. We have 30 days left. Phew! I'm ready for summer vacation! LOL

  3. Love hearing about your goals and then choosing activities. You are so thoughtful in all that you do!

    The sweet potato meal sounds yummy. Have you seen the NC sweet potato site? Lots more delicious recipes if you want to try some more. We loved the Caribbean stew and the smoothie (must use cold cooked potatoes).