19 weeks under our belt!

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monday…we celebrated martin luther king, jr and during the course of the week, i’ve heard adam yelling, “i have a dream!” and then he goes off in a poetic nature about mountains and stars. he remembers, as a four-and-a-half year old can. swimming at the Y after dinner. we all fell into bed tired and invigorated!

tuesday… after morning classes i got to enjoy a mama date!  the boys and i spent the afternoon with our friends down in the city. i got to hang with another mama friend who encouraged and inspired me. our seven boys ran circles around us (well, the month-old baby didn’t do much running…i monopolized snuggle-time with him!) and we left shortly before dinner.

wednesday… art and drama field trip at the library. always so good (so fun!) to hang out with other local families. my friend jill led the students in a read-aloud story, some drama, and sculpting with clay (snowmen!).

thursday… ’twas baking day here. i decided that buying pre-sliced bread in a plastic bag just isn’t me. it may be fine for you, and that is totally fine. but it’s not how i want to nourish my family. so…i made six loaves this week. one and a half loaves is left. i let them eat more bread when it comes from the oven. afterall, they eat the crust and enjoy the bread when they can smell it baking.

friday… we ate our ages, and a bunch of other numbers, in roman numeral cookies. i first saw the idea here last week, and since i knew that we’d be covering roman numerals in math this week.

it was a great way to review the lessons we covered this week introducing roman numerals. rowan gets it, he even used the cookies to teach his brothers. i love watching them teach each other.

in other subjects, we are learning the words of the first verse and chorus of America, The Beautiful for history class, action verbs in grammar, the 10 commandments in bible, and we’re halfway through Prince Caspian (we’re slow read-aloud readers here…as I long to savor a book, and our youngest is a bit wiggly during reading-time. lots and lots of questions happen during our read-alouds which also slow us down. i hope to finish it this semester and get one more book started before summer vacation. what can i say? i have three boys who would rather act out scenes, make up stories in action than sit and listen to me read any more. i have mixed feelings on this, but am going with it for now).