May is my favorite month of the year. I love the feel of the warm sun on my face, I love the smell of fresh-cut flowers in my house, I love the cool evenings and warm days. There is a sense of hope with everything alive and growing. In six short weeks we will be taking our summer break, and I am looking forward to it. In August, it will be hot and humid and I will long for the days of fall. Right now, I am enjoying strawberry picking, zoo trips, and being outside with the girls.
Because of #1, I haven't done too much blogging lately. can you tell I have spring fever?
I have started reading Little House in the Big Woods to my girls, and Ladybug is enthralled with it. I think it is helping her with a sense of history and the past more than any textbook we covered this year. The book starts with four year old Laura, and her family storing up food for the long winter in Wisconsin. As a girl, I loved the "Little House" books and read all of nine of them. When the television series aired I was disappointed that it did not follow the storyline of the ordinary books.
I have decided to home school my oldest daughter for first grade, and instead of Seton, I will be using materials from Peace Hill Press. I am still shopping around for a pre-K curriculum program I like, if any of you have suggestions, please share them with me. For the month of May,Simple Home School is doing a series called Curriculum Fair, where different writers share what materials worked for them.
With the abundance of strawberries, I am looking for a good pound cake recipe. Does anyone have one to share?
I hope you all have a great weekend, we will be hanging out at our parish's spring-fest, watching the wonderful performances, and jumping in the bouncy house.
For more quick takes, click on over to Jennifer's Conversion Diary. Well, it's time for me to get on the elliptical so I can eat funnel cakes at the spring-fest.