Today we started back with our formal studies.
Here is mamma with all of her 'students' this school year. Although the other two should have joined us because they too are learning so much without much effort.
This year we are using The Prairie Primer that my sister-in-law Stacy lent me years ago. I have held onto it until all of the girls were able to benefit from it. We are super excited about it. One thing I love about this curriculum is that the Bible is it's foundation.
During some free time, the big girls made log houses like the ones that Pa and Ma had built.
We made an edible craft. They're suppose to be acorns. We gathered a good handful of real acorns on our nature walk after lunch. Today was a tad bit on the chilly side, but the girls thought it was necessary to break out the hats and gloves. Jackets would have been plenty warm, but they are a little enthusiastic about snow!
Bailie's nature notebook.
We started a Lap-book today to assist in their learning. Our children thrive with anything artsy!
We all tasted cracklings and plan on using our hog's bladder as a balloon when we go to butcher next month. The girls want to try to cook the tail like they recommend also... as long as they don't ask me if I want a bite!!!
It was a good day overall. It does feel good to be back on a schedule.