Weekly Journal ~ Origami, Shucking Oysters, Homeschool and Beach Days!

Another great week filled with beach days, time with friends, homeschool routine, and unique experiences too! 

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We started the week with an early start on Monday morning so we could head to the beach before lunch! Celeste even did her school work in her bathing suit..

Teaching Texbooks Math 

After I read aloud from The Mysterious Benedict Society to her, she did the copywork for that week's Arrow from Brave Writer while I prepared my beach lunch. Celeste had made her own lunch while I read. Team work! 

Prepping my lunch: quinoa tabouli + avocado hummus with fresh garden beans
The beach was perfect and we had a great time with friends again. We are so grateful to live here, with beaches within short distance from our home! 

Brackley Beach

Tuesday was the Island Food Skills workshop with a visit to Colville Bay Oyster Company to learn about oysters and to the Inn at Bay Fortune. Celeste learned how to shuck oysters there with Chef Michael Smith

Colville Bay Oyster Company

Wednesday was the usual routine of homeschool work in the morning. Celeste decided that as much as she enjoyed learning about tornadoes, she would rather write about My Little Pony Friendship is Magic for her Brave Writer Faultering Ownership writing project. She started her research by writing questions for herself of things she wanted to find out about her very favourite show, then did lots of research and writing all week! 

My Little Pony Research for her Writing Project!

We chose to stay home Wednesday afternoon. We had a great time building Lego houses together and watching Harry Potter. 

This week we have enjoyed learning about France's history, especially Louis XIV. with Pandia Press History Odyssey. Celeste is getting more comfortable with writing her narration down which is great to see. I think Brave Writer has truly helped her get more confident. 

We spent Thursday evening at the beach with a picnic dinner and swim. So wonderful! 

Friday was another morning of homeschool work. We then headed to do grocery shopping, with a quick stop at Owl's Hollow first. We were so pleased to find a new set of Story Cubes. We really enjoy playing word games as part of our Brave Writer Lifestyle routine. We usually do word games on Wednesday, but pick them up any day of the week too! 

Saturday morning, Celeste and I attended a really cool Etsy Maker Cities workshop on Origami. It was so much fun and the host Derrick was amazing! I attended the launch party for Etsy Maker Cities week and also a workshop on how to start up. I have signed up for several workshops and really looking forward to this week! 

It was another awesome week, I hope yours was great as well! Have a great Sunday! 


  1. I keep hearing about these Story Cubes, but I don't really know what they are. It's probably something my daughter would really enjoy so I'll have to look into it!
    Jealous of that beautiful beach!


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