Deladis’s kindergarten year is going well.  We are on a relaxed and spontaneous kind of schedule, though still very regular.  She has almost learned to write all her numbers through ten!  This week we sang songs themed around boats, “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”.  We read our Little Jewel Book on water and the counting nature walk.  We worked in the garden, and checked on the little frog pond to see the tadpoles sprouting their back legs.  Last year, I ordered Little Acorn Curriculum.  It was structured much like what we are doing now, but this time it is coming from my head.  Yes, my head!  I am really learning how to teach little littles.  (My formal teaching experience is with 7th and 8th grades.)  I can hardly believe this week in truth.

Thursday we made paper boats.  I looked up a video on YouTube to show us how.

We folded two out of heavy cardstock, and took them to the creek to float.

The creek runs along a little coal seam in spots.

The girls were mighty pleased with the results.

We enjoyed our Thursday so much, we decided to do some splashing in the creek (last year’s Hillbilly Waterpark).  We found one of the remaining wild blackberry bushes in a snake safe spot by the creekbank and Ivy ate every ripe berry there was to be found.  I learned my lesson on being an ambitious blackberry picker last season too.  It was a lovely day, and I took the time to really enjoy my girls.  Kay, from Random Musings From My POV keeps telling me to do that.  You know, I thought I was, but I wasn’t.  I now know what it feels like to truly let loose and do that.  Thanks Kay!  It’s like nothing else in the world.  They are blessings in this life.

Summer is such a great time for learning, and that is the great thing about homeschooling/unschooling, learning happens anytime, any place, any season.  Now, I must be off to enjoy my girls before this day gets away from me. 🙂

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