It’s November. And we have a lot of things happening this month. Here’s what’s on deck:
A side note, October happened but writing up our “here’s what we’re up to this month” post fell by the wayside. Life happens…
Ballet continues. The Winter performance is several weeks away. We’re learning a routine set to `O Christmas Tree. We’ve heard about the kids’ costumes. White tights, a black cherry colored wrap skirt, forest green leotard and a gigantic gold bow as a headpiece.
Forest school continues. So far, we’ve learned about mushrooms and forest ecosystems while exploring trails with other families and we’re loving it. The weather’s starting to turn, but we manage with layers, plenty of snacks and a handwarmer, or two.
Monthly kids book club. The group’s age range 5 to 10 . We meet with other homeschoolers and a children’s librarian to talk about the month’s selection. We also do an activity around the content of the book. This month’s selection is the junior adaptation of “Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling. We’re also planning on watching the movie of the same name as well.
Pee wee basketball begins. November also brings the start of this much-anticipated sport. Besides getting the chance to burn off some energy and strengthen coordination skills, our youngest will learn how to work with others in a team setting.
Young Rembrandt’s drawing class. We’ve taken a class from Young Rembrandt’s before and decided to add another to the schedule for our oldest who absolutely loves to draw.
In other learning news:
Arts and crafts
Writing all that out sure seems like a there is a ton going on. I guess there is but so much of it is just woven into our everyday and routine it’s life as usual. And we like it that way. It keeps things interesting, that’s for sure.
Looking forward, we’ll be thinking about our priorities for the coming holiday season. It’s a good time of year to reflect on what’s important amidst the impending craziness. From our homeschooling family to yours, have a great month!