Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A new Chapter Part 2...

I have had so much to process with this big news of our baby. I wrote most of this a few weeks ago as an outlet ...I'm going to move forward with posting. :)
At this writing I am just around 7 weeks (as of the date of the posting above I am heading into my 11th week) and it's really starting to settle in. My round ligaments have gotten the message loud and clear, I stand up too fast and I am down in a fetal position- complete involuntary collapse. I don't remember that being so crazy with previous babies. But then again I think you develop amnesia about all of this craziness.
I am feeling nauseous by turns and very tired, the dizziness hits hard and often. I have the worst insomnia I have ever had. I can't fall asleep! I am tired and draggy but I can't fall asleep, that's never been an issue before. I am very crabby. Also worried, always worried and burst into tears at random intervals. Having experienced the loss of such a sweet unexpected hope before....I both feel the pain once more, and worry about having to face it again.

 And yet, on some level I feel like this is meant to be. Deep down I am not worried, good at working myself up, but not truly worried. For whatever reason I feel deeply, like I did with the others that I have held in my arms, this sixth person is destined to join our family.  It wasn't what I thought I wanted, but now that we're here: it feels so so right and I want to hold this new person so so badly.

6 week bump...yeah apparently by #4 (well really #6) your uterus just dives right in, I had a weird feeling and odd little bloat before I even knew I was pregnant! Hence the Birthday Muffin Top.

We don't know if this will be a "baby brudder", and frankly we aren't too worried about having a "boy" in the house. It would be fun to get to experience raising a son...Holding that squishy fresh newborn boy I have carried in my heart. To watch him grow and learn from his sisters and be shaped and molded, to love, respect and let the women in his life shine as God designed. It would be a gift.
At the same time though, if I get him, I don't get her. That sweet somebody all fresh with rosy cheeks and bright eyes. I would love to hold her just as well and to watch her grow up along her sisters. Four strong beautiful women who are passionate about Love and Loving all, and grow up to do great things.

There would be a little smidge of grief either side of the coin, because either side would be lovely. Some thing that has become so clear to us as we've raised our three so far: kids are people and they are SO different. We are not raising them to be defined by a gender, apart from what they identify with and choose to carry for themselves. We don't have a "boys do this and girls do that" approach to relationships in our family. People are people and their identity is in Jesus not their gender or how that gender traditionally behaves.

A boy wouldn't change our family any more than a girl would. This person is going to change things either way, because each child brings it's own unique energy to a home. RJ has her spunk, humor, gentleness, love for ideas, and nurturing nature.  AJ with her wild "push" energy, ability to make things happen quickly, vivacity, noise, rough and tumble ways, sweetness, and "turn your hair grey" stunts. And Pip with her sweet soulful eyes, thoughtful ways, big questions, goofy, humor, wisdom, curiosity, quirks, energy...and noise. Having three such different children, I am excited to find what a fourth brings.

We told the kids about a week after we found out because I have been feeling so sick and we didn't want them to worry. RJ looked like we just told her that her wishes were coming true, favorite moment ever.
 Pip has dropped the "baby brudder" business and upon hearing there was an actual baby coming, announced that it IS a girl. She is adamant and she wants to "do her hairw when she is borned" and "dwess her up". I think she is getting a real live bitty baby...With hair!
 AJ commented that a boy would be fun, and when I told her that girls seem to run in our family, she has taken that and run with it. She named her Lilly. (yeah...no...cute name but we have enough "y" ending names around here!)
And RJ is kind of hoping for a brother, she "really wants a baby brother" she said gently, "I think it would be fun, baby boys are so cute, he could wear the fox pajamas."
The fox pajamas were bought, brand new with the tags on, at a yard sale for $0.75 when I was pregnant with AJ. We recently (okay in October) found them when unpacking some boxes and the girls thought they were the cutest thing ever, and asked why we never used them. The truth is, I forgot we had them! I had pulled them out for Pip, but she was such a peanut they ended up being the wrong season. But this baby isn't. This baby is just right and boy or girl this baby is using the "fox pajamas". The pajamas that have been hanging in the laundry room since last summer (when we unpacked them) and that I couldn't, for some reason, bring myself to get rid of...It felt like it would be abandoning a dream some how.

And we get to dream and wait...Excited, nervous, but mostly excited. After 6 months of having a 4th child in the house 45 hours a week I don't think this transition is going to be what it was last time. My oldest will be almost 8... My middle newly 6 and my youngest nearly 4.
It will be so fun to see them experience this baby as bigger kids! Seriously nothing compared to the last couple times where they were so litttle and so needy and nobody slept...for years.
Throw in a toddler with undiagnosed special needs, a preschooler with some fine motor delays and who still needed help with every thing...And a newborn who stayed up until 2a.m. every night until they were about 10 months old (did I say newborn...I meant baby). Well this time will be completely different.
This pregnancy has already been different. I have more energy than I have ever had in the first trimester. And I'm not chasing a 1 year old! There are no diapers to change, the almost-preschoolers have potty trained...The big kids understand when I need to rest, or say I am not feeling good. They get themselves snacks, they help the little ones use the bathroom and wash their hands. Really all but for the occasional accident, I rarely have to concern myself with any one else's bathroom business.
 Luxury, seriously!

While there are aspects I was glad to be "done" with the thought of, I am trying to gear myself up for another round. I have been nursing-except for a 3 or 4 month break-pretty much the past 7 years straight.  I was feeling pretty satisfied and okay with that journey ending.  The fact that when this is all said and done, I'll be looking at over a decade of pregnancy and breastfeeding, well I feel tired.
I do look forward to the milkie smiles, the milk drunk content baby heavy in my arms.

All in all I am  more excited than I thought I would be. It's kind of fun to get to do this outside of the haze...To be heading into my 30's and feel like I know more of where we're headed, more of who I am, more about who I am as a parent. To get to enjoy this with Hubby Joy again, really sit back and love it together. There have been so many moments over the last three years we've really loved and grown to appreciate about being in the trenches with babies and little kids, I'm excited to do it again.

Especially now that we have gotten a nice little break from the constant chase of babies and little toddlers and several months stretch of getting to sleep through the night (first time in 7 years). To really have gotten to enjoy breastfeeding a baby to where we both feel ready to wean (she's still going strong twice a day but I'm sure that will change as my milk supply dries). It also feels good to have the perspective of having slightly older kids, these years of littleness truly are so brief. It is draining and hard but the time passes so quickly. I feel like I have so much more perspective than I did nearly 4 years ago (!!) when I got pregnant with Pip.
I would have been pretty well satisfied to stop with Pip. But now that the door is open I am ready and it feels good to have the closure and knowledge going into it THIS is the last. This is the last season of babyhood for our family...After this we move on to growing our family in different ways.

And closure is always a good thing. Here's to a new adventure!

Part 1 of a New Chapter...

This story starts mid-December...Well, actually probably a bit before that..You know, when by all indications, temperature climbing above cover line, a few other TMI symptoms that I was carefully charting, we were in the clear.

But passing by those details... This story starts one December evening when our almost-3-year old Pip made a picture of our family.
"Who is that person there up front, is that Nana?" I asked.

"No. Itsa baby brudder."
Haha. sigh of relief, so not happening this month child. We followed the rules. We have been successfully practicing NFP nearly 24 cycles. We're experts (well confident and careful). We're in the clear and you're cute...This is cute! Isn't this so cute? Yes. Cute. All it is. Cute cute cute.

Honestly, in the back of my mind I was a little tiny bit nervous. Not that we wouldn't welcome a baby. We enjoy our kids and another one would be exciting. But my pregnancies have been hard on our family. While blessed not to have serious complications or babies in need of intensive care, I still dealt with hypermesis (with my first) and general feeling of crappiness when pregnant.
Our babies have also been horrible sleepers and dealt with multiple food allergies (thanks to my autoimmune issues), and seem to come out with unusually over-sensitive/underdeveloped nervous systems.

We had more or less, agreed we were done. But we couldn't agree on HOW to be done. We were still praying until we were in agreement and had peace.
We had decided to revisit when we were both 30 (this year). In the mean time we were practicing FAM/NFP to a "T" -which has a similar fail rate [when properly used] of 1%. We felt those odds were good enough. I was comfortable going with this long term, we were both very committed to following the rules and it added a rhythm and structure to our life. Added a special intimacy and kind of felt like a spiritual practice of sorts. It was certainly right for that season of our lives.

Anyway, a few days after the picture incident  we went out for our Birthday celebration. My pants were feeling oddly tight and I was dealing with a little muffin top. I remember feeling frustrated that my usually fairly smooth tummy, wasn't.  I hadn't gained any weight, what was going on? Pregnancy still was the furthest thing from my mind... And at the same time, for some bizarre reason, Hubby Joy and I were still cracking up over the whole "baby brudder" thing. I don't know why we found it so funny, but we seriously had giggled over it for the past 3 days. Before our date Pip and AJ took a picture of us for our date, Hubby Joy put his hand on my belly as a joke. We talked about it later and he couldn't say why he did it...
Stinker...
Me brushing his hands off in surprise...
haha he's a brat...haha
Oh so so funny.

And then...I woke up the day after Christmas with a bit of a pit in my stomach. I wasn't feeling good, I hadn't been feeling good for days, it was Friday and my cycle should have started on Monday.  I realized that this pregnancy thing was actually a possability- it really was time to test. I pulled out an old pack of tests I kept on hand and peed on a stick, expecting 1 line.

2 showed up...very faintly...So much so that I was sure it was a mistake.

 I went out to celebrate the evening out with friends, feeling confident it was a false positive or a faulty test. I'm not sure why I felt so confident it was wrong, my cycle was 5 days late, but no couldn't be pregnant! Seriously, we couldn't have gotten pregnant. My charts were good, we were in the clear. Honestly I am still trying to figure out how this happened. And while I hate to chalk it up to an act of God, that's all I can conclude.

I am not a "take a bunch of tests" kind of person...With my first I took ONE test and that was enough, never peed on a stick again (then again, I was puking around the clock pretty much with in 2 days of the positive....).
With my second I got a positive even fainter than the one above and Hubby Joy wanted me to take another because he didn't believe it...I mean our oldest wasn't even a year old yet, surely not! I don't think I did retest- I just KNEW.

This time I needed some serious convincing! I just couldn't figure it out. HOW? How?

The next day I went out and bought the big guns, a digital.
And with that, I was convinced.

A baby! Really!  Telling the kids was the best thing ever. They were over the moon excited. They've been asking for a baby for months and Roo especially looked like we had just told her her wishes were coming true. Baby brudder or baby sissy we're looking at some big changes in the Joy home in the next few months!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Love Is In The Pause

This is more of a devotional type post than I usually share...And it is a bit of a personal stretch for me to do so as I tend to be very private about these things. But Love is worth sharing...And I share this in Love.

"Love is in the pause"
That phrase is some thing God has been speaking to me for the past several months.

I have been really wanting to change how I respond to the ones I love the most. Kids can be so frustrating and caring for them can feel so draining. There really is no "give and take" it often feels like "take and take some more!" and I am often exasperated and at the end of my rope in dealing with the relentlessness of it all.

A few months ago (maybe even last summer) I asked God how the heck I was supposed to love them better when I was so frustrated? How in the world could I change my responses? When I am in the middle of an exasperated moment and I just want to ...fill in the blank inappropriate reaction here... What am I supposed to DO?

I can't fabricate gentleness. I can't muscle through when I feel all that angry energy in every fiber of my being. I can't get space. I can't do any thing. I feel paralyzed!

He said, "Love is in the pause, Hannah Joy. Love is in the pause."

The pause as you inhale ready to roar with frustration. The pause before you say some thing you'll regret.

Right now I am reading through the Devotional by Heidi and Rolland Baker "Reckless Devotion 365 Days Into the Heart of Radical Love"  it's really just a daily short story about loving and serving others, definitely inspiring and I highly recommend it! Today's reading really stood out to me...
As we cooperate with the Holy Spirit inside us, we will notice His influence flowing out of us into the ordinary situations of life. His love is expressed in the routine, unremarkable moments- not just on special occasions. And as we share His love with others, day by day, we are healed, changed, transformed grown. (p. 11)
 I sat there thinking, HOW? And Jesus said, "Love is in the Pause."

And Hebrews 4 passed through my heart.

Hebrews 4 is all about REST. And while some mention of sabbath rest is made, I don't think that's what the author was really getting at.

"Enter the rest."
It is talking about openness with Holy Spirit.

Love is in the pause. Enter the rest isn't about striving, muscling through, scrounging up false enthusiasm or spirituality.  It is the PAUSE. Where you turn the eyes of your heart away from your frustration and turn it to Jesus, LOVE. Love is in the pause and Grace is in the rest. Stopping all the "shoulds" and momentum, and meeting with Love.

When you rest and pause God's word (and His Word is Jesus and Jesus is LOVE) can pierce the division of soul and spirit, joint and marrow, thoughts and intentions of the heart (Hebrews 4:12-13) and you can meet with Love. Love, Who experienced it all, and sympathizes in your struggle. Who intercedes from the throne of Grace. (Hebrews 4:15-16)

Love is in the pause.

Stop looking at your exhuastion, frustrations, fear, and worries.

Rest. Turn away and meet Love in the pause.

Inhale Holy Spirit.
Exhale His Love.

He is able to richly provide what you need...All in one deep breath.

Love is in the pause.

Grace is in the rest.

Hebrews 4.

That little phrase has been very helpful to me over the last several months, it certainly hasn't solved or stopped all my temper tantrums, big feelings, or bad moments. But it has curbed many...It is changing me slowly as I allow LOVE to move and do what it does best: change and fill.

Love is in the Pause, what chain reaction can practicing 1 small pause a day bring to life?

This week I want to pause more than once a day...

Week 1 Wrap Up!

Well we didn't fully stick to the check list. I woke up on Tuesday with a pinched nerve in my neck and I am still stiff and sore 5 days later. Frustrating but we still did pretty well!

We completed every thing in our week 1 goals (except for daily spelling) and I am calling THAT a huge success!

We also stuck to our Menu failry strictly and we had more than enough food left by Grocery shopping day! It also took out a lot of the stress between Hubby Joy and myself. He does about 50% of the cooking and 85% of the baking and trying to figure out when and how is 90% of the battle, this was so much less stressful! He looks at the chart, he does what it says...Every body is fed!

Que Hallelujah Chorus!

Between the extra meetings he had going on this week in the evenings, and the girls dance classes the other two evenings, my homeschooling and working full time (I mean, an extra toddler isn't that big of a deal, but it's still having to be up and have some what of my act together before 7:30 a.m. every day!) Well this Menu is a new favorite!

Here is week 2...

MENU
Week TWO


Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Breakfast
Quiche
PB Toast and fruit
Quiche and fruit
Pancakes leftover
PB Toast and Fruit
*Rice Pudding cereal and eggs
Toast and snackies
Lunch
Leftover Soup *COOK UP BEEF!!!!
Bake Bread
Leftovers sandwiches or baked potatoes




PB and Honey sandwiches
French fries
carrots




Sandwiches or toast
French Fries
Leftovers
snackies
Dinner
Rice and beans
*Chicken Fajittas on rice
BAKE QUICHE
Pancakes DOUBLE Up for breakfast!
Sloppy Joes on baked potatoes
or french fries
Bake BREAD!
Chinese Chicken with Broccoli
Double the rice for breakfast


*Taco Bake
on rice!
Scrambled eggs and baked potatoes or rice and beans
BAKE QUICHE
Snack
smoothies, veggies, hummus, bananas, apples, peanutbutter, dried fruit
smoothies, veggies, hummus, bananas, apples, peanutbutter, dried fruit
smoothies, veggies, hummus, bananas, apples, peanutbutter, dried fruit
smoothies, veggies, hummus, bananas, apples, peanutbutter, dried fruit
smoothies, veggies, hummus, bananas, apples, peanutbutter, dried fruit
smoothies, veggies, hummus, bananas, apples, peanutbutter, dried fruit
smoothies, veggies, hummus, bananas, apples, peanutbutter, dried fruit
*Monday: in morning Chop up green pepper, yellow pepper (leave ¼ of each for Friday), 1 large onion and put in bottom of croc Cover with boneless chicken thighs and cover with 1tsp cumin and 1tsp chili powder and 1 tsp salt. Cover and cook all day
*Thursday Dinner: Put 1-2# Broccoli in bottom of croc pot cover with boneless chicken thighs Drizzle 1/4c of Coconut amino and 1tsp of salt over top. Cook on low all day
*Friday: 1# ground beef, 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chilli powder 3 cans beans, 1 can diced tomatoes, a pprox 1 cup chopped pepper. Cook on low all day
*Rice pudding: coconut milk, cinnamon, a bit of maple syrup mixed over night-old rice and heated up. Yummo!

 
The only thing I am planning on changing is cooking up all the beef on Sunday...That is going to require a bit more planning on my part, but our organic grass fed beef does NOT do well in the fridge all week...It was beginning to turn by Thursday and we can't afford to waste expensive meat (thankfully it was fine, but it was definitely tasting old)!


So here we go...Week 2!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Menu Planning...Week 1!

Along with wanting to do a better job with keeping up with school I also want to really stick to a Menu Plan and limit grocery trips to once a week. I created a 3 week Menu cycle and 3 weekly Grocery Lists...
We start tomorrow...I am posting this in the hopes that putting it out there will hold me to some sort of accoutability...Or perhaps I will slink away in shame. :D


Here goes...

 
MENU
WEEK ONE


Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Breakfast
toast and eggs
(fruit)
Quiche
*START DINNER
PB toast or eggs
**START DINNER
PANCAKES
PB toast
(fruit)
Eggs and Fruit
Pancakes, waffles, or rice pudding
Lunch
BAKE BREAD
COOK UP BEEF!
Snackies
PB and Honey
French Fries and fruit
Rice
and
beans or sloppy joes on bake potatoes.








Sandwiches
French Fries


carrots
hummus
apples and PB
Dinner
Pasta and meat sauce
Chinese Ginger Chicken over rice
Leftovers!
PANCAKES



(extra batch for breakfast)
Chilli
BAKE BREAD!!
Leftovers!!!
Garlic Chicken with potatoes
Rice and beans


French toast casserole for tomorrow?
CHICKEN SOUP with KALE
Snack
Fruit and veggies
Fruit and veggies
Fruit and veggies
Fruit and veggies
Fruit and veggies
Fruit and veggies
Fruit and veggies

*Monday: Throw chopped carrots and cabbage in bottom of croc pot, cover with boneless chicken thighs, 1/4C Coconut aminos, 1T ginger. Set on low for day. Serve over rice.
**Wednesday,: Throw can of Tomato sauce, 1# ground beef, 1T of Chili powder, and 4 cans beans in croc pot in the a.m.!
Thursday CHICKEN IN CROC POT in the a.m.!!!!!! Chop 2 cloves garlic stick in side chicken, drizzle olive oil and rosemary (1/2tsp) over top. Cook on low for the day! Cube 5 potatoes and set around chicken. Salt!
*Saturday: Leftover chicken, 1 pack boneless thighs, cover well with water, 1 onion, 2 cloves garlic, 1 bay leaf. All in crocpot by 10. cook on low until 4. strain and separate meat and bones, shred with fork. Put back in croc pot and add several cups of kale and at least 1T salt let cook until 5 or 6.

And the shopping list...
 
WEEK ONE
GROCERY LIST
Natures Market
1 jars of tomato sauce
GF pasta (1)
 Ketchup
1 jar chopped tomatoes from basement
unsweetened coconut milk (SO delicious brand)


Dairy
(5) 18 pack eggs
 hummus
Meat
3# beef
2 packs boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 whole chicken
Household
check dishwasher

toilet paper
paper plates
dish soap
hand soap
Produce 
Carrots
apples
bananas
potatoes
baby kale
FROZEN FOODS
2 bags of frozen french fries (cascadia farms ORGANIC)

check frozen fruit (smoothies)
DRY GOODS
(check)MOLASSAS
CANNED PUMPKIN
peanutbutter
6 cans of beans
rice 
applesauce
coffee
10# rice 
NOTES/OTHER....

 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Daily Goals Check Lists

 I plan on putting these in a page protector or laminating them and hanging them on the wall...Each week the girls can use a dry erase marker to check off their school each day and we'll wipe it clean at the end of the week. I am hopeful it will help us all see what we're actually accomplishing and either step it up or regroup and plan differently for the next week.

RJ Daily Goals
Monday


Spelling You See Lesson
(10 minutes)


Handwriting Lesson Day 1
(10 minutes)


Math You see Video Lesson/Review
(20 Minutes)


Easy Peasy Language Arts
(25 minutes)
Tuesday


Spelling You See Lesson
(10 minutes)


Handwriting Lesson Day 2
(10 minutes)


Math You see Review Lesson
(20 Minutes)


Easy Peasy History
(25 minutes)

Wednesday


Spelling You See Lesson
(10 minutes)


Handwriting Lesson Day 3
(10 minutes)


Math You see Video Lesson
(20 Minutes)


Easy Peasy Science
(25 minutes)

Thursday


Spelling You See Lesson
(10 minutes)


Handwriting Lesson Day 4
(10 minutes)


Math You see Review Lesson
20 Minutes)


Easy Peasy Bible
(25 minutes)
Friday: HANDWRITING Day 5!!!


AJ Daily Goals
Monday


Spelling You See Lesson
(10 minutes)


Giggle Bunny Or Endless Alphabet
(10 minutes)


Math You see Video Lesson
(20 Minutes)


Reading with Mommy*
(20 minutes)
Tuesday


Spelling You See Lesson
(10 minutes)


Fine Motor Work
(5 minutes)


School Activity with Mommy
(15 Minutes)


Reading with Mommy
(5 minutes)

Wednesday


Spelling You See Lesson
(10 minutes)


Handwriting Art
(10 minutes)


School Activity with Mommy
(10 Minutes)


Reading with Mommy
(15 minutes)

Thursday


Spelling You See Lesson
(10 minutes)


Fine Motor Project
(10 minutes)


School Activities
(20 Minutes)


Reading With Mommy
(15 minutes)
Friday: FREE PLAY DAY, create!

 * literally Mommy reading to AJ, middle child needs some special cozy time enjoying books together. 

Diviing Back into School! Weeks 1-4

I am trying to get super organized as we dive into this next Semester. Things got a little hairy there around October-November and then the Holidays hit and ...Well it all kind of fell apart. We didn't stay on track, we didn't get the focused "we're learning about this stuff together" angle I wanted. I definitely prefer to lean unschooling, but I feel like I need loose goals and fun easy activities to do with the kids or the days just float on past.

This is my grand plan for this next Semester...

This plan is mostly for my Kindergartener and the (soon to be) 3 year olds. On top of these the older two will have daily check lists of things they'll need to accomplish every day before they can move onto non-educational (ie, video games on the fire TV stick or Transformers/Non-PBS related TV).

I've decided to post all this on my personal blog to kind of keep track and hold myself accountable. I am hoping to do a little weekly recap to share what we did and what we didn't and to tweak my plans a bit. 

I will be using some TV shows as part of our curriculum and many youtube videos. As well as some Five In A Row resources. I have many many FIAR books and 2 of the teachers books, I'll let the kid of the week pick one of the FIAR options and we'll read that book and incorporate some of it into the rest of the week depending on their interest.   Honestly this looks super (maybe?) complicated but really it's about 15 mintus of focused activities and 25 minutes of watching a show while we work on a craft (it makes it easier when I'm fielding 4 peoples requests it makes people a bit more patient...and reinforces what we're learning about that day. 
 
School
Winter 2015
Weeks 1-4
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Book and Letter Day! Number and Color Day! Art and Music Day! ANIMAL Day! Whatever Day!
*Week 1*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Letter H


Watch “Letter H” video
Hillary the Hippo
Day 48 *EPH


*Book: Katie and the Big Snow
*Week 1*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Number 6!
ORANGE
Play counting game, and build 6 with blocks!


Simon Says 6!


ORANGE!!!
SQUARE
*Week 1*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Creative Galaxy episode


Episode 4


Build some strecthy bracelets with charms
*Week 1*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hippopotamus!


Color Hilary the Hippo!


Wild Kratts S. 5
Episode 2!
*Week 1*
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sticker play!


Cosmic Kids yoga!


Model Magic!


Painting
*Week 2*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Letter I


Day Day 52 EPH


*Book AJ picks!
*Week 2*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Number 7
GREEN
Can we find 7 things that begin with /i/?


GREEN TRIANGLE
*Week 2*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Creative Galaxy


Episode 3
Action Painting


(paint!)
*Week 2*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
IGUANA!!!!


Color Izzy the iguana


Wild Kratts Season 3 Episode 9
*Week 2*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sticker Scenes




Cosmic Kids


Model Magic


Painting
*Week 3*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Letter J!
EPH Day62


*M picks the book
*Week 3*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Number 8
WHITE


Build 8 shaped Snowman craft


WHITE CIRCLE
*Week 3*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Netflix Episode
Art Program
*Week 3*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
JAGUAR!


Wild Kratts


Season 5 episode 9 Shadow black Jaguar
*Week 3*
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sticker Scenes


Cosmic Kids


Model Magic


Painting
Week 4
LETTER K!
EPH Day 66


*PJ picks the book!
Week 4
The Number 9!
YELLOW
RECTANGLE


Decorate a 9 with Yellow pipe cleaners


Review Units House
Week 4
Creative Galaxy


Episode 10
Week 4
KOALA!


Wild Kratts
Season 3 Episode2


Look up in Animal Encyclopedia
Week 4
Sticker Scenes


Cosmic Kids


Model Magic


Painting












Notes




*Easy Peasy All In One Homeschool

 Here's to a healthy and productive quarter! I have 19 weeks planned out and if we stick to it pretty closely we'll be done with the school year by Mid may!! Here we go!