Chickadee Thursday

These are my favorite days…the ones where we can enjoy the beautiful, cool fall weather on the walk to pick Moose up from school. Chickadee clearly loves them, too…like Anne Shirley, we’re both glad to live in a world with Octobers!

Chickadee Thursday

I’ve mentioned before that Chickadee is a big fan of cardboard standees, so of course when she saw Minecraft characters when we stopped at Target before school this morning, she had to take a picture with them!

Chickadee Thursday

Baking cookies for this weekend’s church music picnic…Chickadee is keeping an eye on things! (Yes, that is Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on in the background.)

Chickadee Thursday

Hard at work on handwriting!

Teaching a first grader and high schoolers at the same time is interesting, and something very new to our homeschool. Here’s an example of the zaniness you can expect in this situation. Earlier this week, I was quizzing Turkey on the Periodic Table of Elements. I got to “What does ‘F’ stand for?” and there was a momentary silence in the room as he mulled it over. Out of nowhere, Chickadee piped up, “Fluorine!” Now, I know she listens to her siblings’ lessons sometimes, but I was really not expecting her to remember something as unusual as Fluorine, and provide the answer at the correct time! I’m really interested to see how her education continues to unfold, because I think she’s retaining a lot more than I had anticipated!

Chickadee Thursday

Today’s Chickadee Thursday picture is actually from last night. Chickadee, Moose, and I had tickets to the Cardinals game, so of course we had to stop by and say hi to Chickadee’s old pal Fredbird!