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It just makes me laugh thinking that several months ago asking Kaleb to sit down to do much of anything {other than Do-a-Dots} was something that triggered whining, crying and moaning on his part.

This week he has literally followed me around, carrying something from his school stuff, asking “Can we do school now?”

Just makes me laugh.

While we didn’t start back full swing {my computer, server and printer are still protesting the move and refuse to cooperate with each other at the moment}, we did have some things in Kaleb’s workboxes and followed a bit of a routine.

Here’s a quick peek at our workbox lineup:

Beginning with God devotional & Awana verse

Letter writing{Kumon uppercase workbook}

Sand box letter tracing or Purplelinker

Chalkboard & magnetic letters or Wikki Stix Game: UNO 
{colors, numbers and directions}
Education Cubes {with photo stacking cubes}
Fun box: Construct-It Early Builder Set Fun box: Playdough or coloring Outdoor time:
bike riding or nature walk


Kaleb has really been enjoying the Beginning with God devotional that we are using from the Good Book Company. Most mornings I’ve been doing it with him, but Laurianna sat down with him one day to read with him. Next week, I’m planning to do some crafts to go along with the Bible lessons, but this week we just worked our way back into the routine. :)


All of the kids gathered around Kaleb to watch him write his letters in the salt box {you can see how to make your own salt tactile box at Mama Jenn’s}. He had a big cheering squad just for writing the letters they called out.


All of the kids are beyond thrilled that we have woods to explore and they all went off in search of treasure. This week alone they managed to come back with three huge bags full of trash {and I can’t complain that they are picking up litter, can I?} and they also found a LOT of bones…now proudly on display in my dining room {I can’t wait til our homeschool room is finished!!!}. Kaleb was VERY excited about the turtle shell and duck bill that they found!


But the biggest news of the week had nothing to do with letters and numbers, and everything to do with outside. Thanks to all the practice that Kaleb has had on his Strider Balance Bike, he has managed to actually ride a two wheeler with pedals ~ completely skipping the training wheels! He still likes to use his Strider bike, but is having a blast figuring out the pedal/braking on the big boy bike. We’ll just ignore the hot pink and turquoise color scheme, k?. Such is the lot of a younger sibling with two older sisters. :)


In a nutshell, that’s it for our week! We’re settling in, learning and ready to do more! How did your week go?

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  1. Looks like you had a great week. The bones are pretty cool!!

  2. Mnewell0293 says

    Looks like an awesome week….love the bones! We are studying them right now!

  3. Jill Samter Photography says

    sounds like a great week to me. now i can’t wait to be done with our move next month and settle in too! :-D

  4. I love that your kids are so involved w/ea. other’s learning! So cute.

    • There are many times when they are impediments to each others learning
      too {grins}. I can’t tell you how many times in a day I hear, “Can you
      tell {blank} to be quiet! I can’t concentrate!” haha!!

  5. Thanks for sharing! Kaleb, my son had a Dora the Explorer bike, you are doing great. No training wheels, way to go! Watch out mom, soon he’ll be building ramps to make jumps…

    God bless you all.

  6. The Princess and the Tot says

    Yay Kaleb! What an awesome feeling as a mother, to see your children hungry to learn! God is SO good!

  7. Go Kaleb! So glad y’all are enjoying your new surroundings!

  8. Brandie Mcadams says

    We use the same devotional with the girls. My oldest will flip through the pages and point at random “women” and ask if they are Mary. She has been a bit obsessed since Christmas…the whole Mother of Jesus thing really makes her happy. We pair it with the Heros of the Bible, and that is the first book that she has independantly sounded out names of various people in the Bible.

  9. Even with the big change, it still looks like a great week! How fun to fund the bones!

    Thanks for hosting the link up.


    • you are welcome!! :) it was a good adjustment week for sure. :) the
      bones will probably be proudly displayed for weeks. gotta love it!

  10. All of those bones are the coolest find. We haven’t found anything like that yet.

  11. I am so glad to hear that he is wanting to do school!!! That is exciting! And what interesting finds they came back with on their exploration.

    I forgot to tell you that I received the Beginning with God devotionals, and we are excited to start using them!

    Now I am really wanting to get that Strider bike!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Awesome answer to prayer. :-) Glad you are settled in. Your new home is amazing!

    Thanks for hosting, too!

  13. Glad your getting settled in! I always get so many great ideas from everyone’s preschool corner shares! Thanks for hosting this!

  14. Hi Jolanthe ~ I am glad your move is done and you are getting settled. Moving is SUCH a hassle, I know.

    I highlighted you and Homeschool Creations at my site today – as one of ten bloggers I’m thankful for. I always learn so much when I come to your site, and I can’t tell you how much we use our FLL printables. Thank you!


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