This week we had school even though the neighbors and other friends had a week off. The flexibility of homeschooling, and a strict Mom! I kept saying, “You want to graduate sixth grade, don’t you?” and we’d do our work. But there were afternoons off because those things we usually do were connected to the local school schedules.
On Monday we went sailing! The school work got done, a couple girls rounded up
and our neighbor John St.Ambrosio took us out in a boat.
The sky was clear and yet the mountains had clouds above them
as did the island on the other side of us, out to sea.
Gorgeous. We saw birds and sea lions and one harbor seal.
On Wednesday we watched the Samantha movie with the group of homeschool girls studying history and having a book club reading and discussing 8 American Girl book sets. We had visited a Victorian era house the week before and made a craft and had tea with petit fours, but the book discussion was left out. So we enjoyed watching the movie and also discussing differences between movie and book.
On Thursday we visited the Natural History museum with our neighbors, Ravinia loving the stream behind the museum much the best.
It feels like a haven of east coast water to me out here.
Then at night the two friends from Monday came and had a sleepover.
Tonight we have a Boggle Birthday party for our neighbor Sarah who loves to play Boggle and is quite good at it! The idea is to have a cake shaped like a Boggle board, complete with letters. Then we’ll play games, lots of Boggle.