What’s Hoppin at Hopkins Homeschool – August 27, 2017

We have finished another week in our homeschool! I am not ready to be moving this fast through the year! I loved when not much was happening besides sitting back and watching the kids have fun. Now we are busy learning and adapting to the new topics. Not only that, but we are trying new things and pushing them outside their learning comfort zones.

Little Miss has been learning the word families with our use of The Crafty Classroom and the Learn to R.E.A.D. Curriculum. She loves the fact that she knows some words now, and I have resorted back to what I used with Ray Ray and went back to the Bob Books. Have you heard of these books? They are a great way to build confidence in your child to learning how to read. They also fit in perfect with what we have learned with the R.E.A.D. Curriculum. I love matching two things together to make a perfect match for each of my children.

Last week I mentioned a change in Ray Ray’s lessons. This has been a great thing over the week. I have seen what he knows, and what he needs work on. I have been able to customize his lessons by the week as I learn more about what he needs. While he loves the computer, I love the hands on that I have been able to give him this last week. It is a little more work for me, but oh so worth it in the end!

We took a few weeks off for summer break, we had Bible camp and everyone wanted to be outside, so we took that time. Now we are ready to go full swing. Momma has gotten her schedules and forms ready. I am ready to begin the “new school year”. Yes, I say it this way, because we homeschool year-round. We do like to take those breaks, and this is the beginning of our new schedule every year.

We plan to work full steam through the next few months. This will allow us time off for Christmas without worry. We don’t have many plans to change too much in the near future. We may add a few things, but nothing will be changed as far as I know. Now this can change easily, since we are a part of the Homeschool Review Crew, but as far as I have seen, additions and not changes will be in the future for us.

This week we are planning some super cheap meals. We are tired of the same old, same old, so we are looking for some good meals that will feed six of us, picky eaters included, won’t break the bank. What are some of your favorite cheap meals for large families?

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