Convivial Contentment: School time again

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~ Capturing the context of contentment in ordinary life ~

round button chicken

After a sick week, it’s good to be getting back into our school routines which hadn’t even had a chance to get normal again. September is nearly here, though, so then it will get really real and really normal. Actually, I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to jeans-and-tshirt-and-sandals weather again after an exceptionally hot summer. 



~Pretty Curls ~


Too darling, if I do say so myself. And I do, even though those curls have been spending half of every school morning in bed, where fussy babies go.



~ Happy Shown Work ~

The one writing out the work might not be happy, but I am happy with the choice to give him graph paper for showing his work. So far place value is more easily kept correct and handwriting is more neat. Worth it.



~ Funny Index Cards ~

I’ve been having the kids make their own index cards when we go over the day’s agenda before Circle Time. I think the toddler likes it the most. She always, always pulls the pink pen out of the jar and gets right to work.


~ Real Napping ~


Knox was sick over the weekend and still recovering Monday. He listened to The Blue Fairy Book in the living room for his quiet time, and this is how I found him fifteen minutes later.

Quiet time is a good thing.

Simplified Organization: Learning to Love What Must Be Done

Tomorrow Simplified Organization: Learning To Love What Must Be Done launches! If you’re on the email list, you’ll be getting an email this afternoon with an early bird offer and exclusive discount. I’m so excited! I think you’re going to love it.

2 Responses

    | Reply

    We absolutely love graph paper for math. I recently found it at Wal-Mart for $1 less then the book I was buying from Rainbow Resource! Knox is too cute asleep on that chair.

  2. Gina
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    Great moments!! I love that you have the kids do index cards. I’ll have to think about doing that, too. Thanks for linking up with me!

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