Weekly Journal ~ Poetry + Periscope + Cozyness

Spelling with Sophie 

Our week was filled with cozy moments with lots of reading...which is most weeks for us actually! Here is a quick look over the last few days.

Our homeschool routine is going smoothly, math and spelling is done always first thing in the morning. We usually follow that with our current Brave Writer Arrow read aloud. We had finished the Mysterious Benedict Society last week, so we started Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo this week. So far we are both enjoying this fun story about a squirrel that develops super hero powers and a cynic young girl.

Poetry Tea Time was as sweet as usual with selections from our regular poetry books and a few library picture books. Celeste had picked up many picture books at the library and I have enjoyed several myself, especially the Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino.  

History was all about Russia and Prussia this week. We learned about Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and more. We finished the week in India, learning about the Raj. We often like to watch Crash Course, I usually try to match up the topic and time period to our studies. 

We read from The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension by Joy Hakim, a book I had requested a while back. I read aloud to Celeste the first two chapters. I really enjoy these books (this is the 3rd one) but I am not sure she does...

The Book of Nature Poetry was just released and I had pre-ordered this one since we love the Book of Animal Poetry, also by National Geographic

I took some time to sew this week. Celeste wasn't feeling well on Wednesday, so we took a day off school. She ended up joining me in the studio after resting and made an adorable little bag for her shopkins. 

I started broadcasting on Periscope this week! Periscope is a free app available for apple products and android that lets you see live videos from all over the world! 

I am planning on doing two broadcasts a week. On Mondays, I will talk about homeschool topics and on Fridays about other things, like books I enjoyed or food or...life in general! If you follow me on Periscope, you will get a notification when I start a live broadcast. I will also share on social media. 

This past week, I talked about word games on Monday and bullet journaling on Friday. If you are on Periscope, you can find me at lifeonisland. Broadcasts can be replayed for 24 hours on Periscope after the live event. You can also watch the replay on this Katch.me link. Even though I am nervous, it's still a lot of fun and the community is wonderful there! I've really enjoyed watching other broadcasts as well, especially Brave Writer. 

I wish you a wonderful Sunday! 

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