Weeks #2 and #3  of MFW are done! It doesn’t even seem quite possible, but things are rolling along. We had some setbacks with the lack of a computer for the boys math, but it has given us the chance to do a lot of math drilling, and easier review. It has been good for them! 

P. started a little later than the younger boys and this past week was his first week of bookwork school. He has been working hard participating in a building trades job, in building a pole barn. He is taking a full load this year, including two online digital learning classes. We are just praying we all keep up! 

We got ahead of ourselves and ended up listening to all of Farmer Boy this week, and started Courage to Run already. The book basket books are going well too, this year, and L. is getting more into some historical books. 

The Little Princess and a movie on Florence Nightengale are also part of our book basket this week. We got another book that was recommended on Inside The Secret Garden. That was a fun read! 

We celebrated the beginning of school by going with friends up to Glacier Park and playing for the rest of the day after school. It is so beautiful up there! 

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It was hard to gather them up, but this was part of the group of children there. P1080019 P1080020

The boys made a “habitat” for a frog with rocks, worked on identifying bugs and fishing.  P1080021

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It was very relaxing. 

On the weekend between, we spent time 100 miles away, visiting my mom and playing, exploring etc. We visited an old homestead and apple orchard, that is an animal reserve now. It held a lot of memories of me spending time with a favorite book down there. 

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The old homestead brought up a lot of discussion that went along when our early American history as the house was so small compared to what we think we need now. It has fallen down and burned during one of the fires, but we could see the cutouts of windows and doors. It made us think of how many blessings we have, with even just extra windows. 

We had a lively discussion on the topic of slavery this morning, and Farmer Boy sparked a lot of different conversations as well. 

I didn’t take any pictures of note booking, but we did a lot of narration as well this week, relaying the info back to me, which went really well. 

I am tired and ready to rest for the weekend, but it was a good beginning. 

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