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Fanatic News Flash – March

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I can’t believe we are well into March! I would say the biggest thing going on now is my daughter is driving! She is my oldest, so this is something brand new for our family. I’ve learned that I am a horrible passenger, despite that she has shown to be a really good driver so far. For those that have gone before me, I’d love some tips in this unfamiliar territory!

At least my son is not the one making me as nervous these days! Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to a great parkour coach last week. He has learned some fantastic skills under him over the past few years. What began as what I thought was an active class for kids to “get their energy out” is really in fact a learned skill that requires much practice, coordination and strength.

Other fun things this month include a Pi Day celebration – a tradition we enjoy with other homeschool friends. I hope to be able to squeeze out a post about that next week. We also have a scheduled field trip with our co-op to Bath – North Carolina’s oldest town. At the end of the month I am planning a weekend family trip. It will involve sand dunes, wind, and maybe a lighthouse or two! Be sure to stay tuned for that!

What I’m Reading in March

In addition to my year long Bible reading plan, and year long Organized Homeschool Life book club, I am still reading a couple of books I started in January. To add to my stack, I joined an online book club hosted by my friend over at Schoolin’ Swag. We just started Girl’s Club by Sally Clarkson and her daughters. It is about the importance of cultivating deep friendships with other women. I’m excited about this one, because it’s often a lonely world out there! If you’ve never been part of an online book study, this one would be great to start with.

Our read-aloud for this month happens to be a book I am reviewing for the Review Crew. It’s from YWAM’s Heroes of History series, Orville Wright. That may be a big hint as to where our weekend family trip will be.

Not Review Crew related, but I will also be taking another look a DVD that I own and have seen several times, and sharing what I gather from it with you. Divided is a documentary by a young filmmaker who notices that the youth of his generation are abandoning the faith. His findings tell a lot about modern youth ministry. It is something I have struggled with in the past, but is now clear to me. It is an eye-opener! Hopefully it will provide some insight and discussion.

Crew Review News

I have so enjoyed my first month on The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. They have been sending quite a few goodies this month to review and share with you. Victus Study Systems review was posted last week on the blog. My next review is Drive Thru History Acts-Revelation. We’ve have viewed some of the Drive Thru DVD’s before, and they are pretty awesome. We have also been doing some STEM activities that have been a fun addition to our learning. At the end of the month is an online math review that we are still testing.

Usborne Books & More Favorite of the Month

This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical. We have used several of the activities in the book, and had great results! It was such a hit, This is Not Another Math Book was recently created with even more math art activities! These are just $14.99, and are great for tweens and teens – math-minded or artsy!

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How is your month shaping up? Do you have any holiday traditions in spring, or a favorite Pie recipe for Pi Day? I love to hear from other homeschoolers! Tell me about your spring plans!

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