Yay! February is here, which means January is over! Yippee! Closer and closer to spring!
These dreary days with rain pounding and grey clouds overcast can really damper my spirits. I sometimes think I was meant to live down south. But alas, Vancouver springtime and summer will remedy my winter blues.
Our days have been ordinary but I like that. I like the routine and structure that the weekdays bring. Musical theatre, jazz, piano, soccer, art, swimming etc…they pull us in all directions but it’s our normal and I feel drawn to it.
I think at this time of year, homeschoolers often evaluate how their “school year” is going. Have we done enough? Should I do more? Should we drop this? Or start a new curriculum? Two of my kids are doing the FSA’s (Foundations Skills Assessment) which is an assessment of a students’ academic skills. I have until the 19th to administer the test to my 4th and 7th graders.
We have a couple of field trips this
month: one to the VSO (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) and the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (Japanese Canadian History and Culture).
The spring will bring trips to the Greater Vancouver Zoo and Maplewood Farm. The field trip I’m most excited about is to SAINTS (Senior Animals in Need Today Society). It is a sanctuary for elderly and unwanted pets. My children and I have a soft spot for animals. We love all of them. Ultimately, I would like for us to volunteer at SAINTS once a month.
Here are the websites for the above mentioned places: