**We are making some changes to the #ParentTeacherMeetUp linkup, so I am posting my week-in-review separate this week. Join the linkup HERE!**
What was your best teaching moment this week? Monday was awesome. We headed out to the wooded part of the local frisbee golf course to do some nature study. Fresh air, exercise, interesting observations and imaginative dialogue (Aiden protected me from enemies with his imaginary bow and arrows) as we went along made this an excellent day!
What was your biggest struggle? Oh man, it was a rough week emotionally. Really rough. One of those where hitting rock bottom is actually good because you can finally push off and start traveling back up. It is never pleasant in that moment, though.
Were there any milestones met or special accomplishments this week? Aiden did really well with his online piano lessons this week. I don't know that there was anything particularly outstanding about what was accomplished this week, but I enjoy seeing his progress in his music.
What resources did you use this week that were awesome? For me, a big part of this week was learning more about my unique child and considering some things I hadn't considered before about his development. I learned a lot about "asynchronous development" and giftedness (I admit I am a wimp about using the G-word...) and I am still seeking out more and more information, including stalking the blog My Little Poppies. I also find myself thinking more and more about handling education with more of an unschooling approach, especially in light of what I am learning, and Erin at Nourishing My Scholar is a huge inspiration in that area.
Best kid quote of the week: I know there were a couple zingers this week, but I am tired and cannot for the life of me remember them. He still often cracks me up with his descriptive phrases though. He told me today something was "positively dreadful" and it cracked me up. I know that phrase isn't that hilarious on its own, but he is just so Aiden... his sense of humor is awesome.
Kid's choice (share their favorite parts of the week from their perspective): Playing the Arthur library game and going to homeschool gym class.
Hopes for the week ahead. Honestly, this week I just hope to enjoy time with my boy more, and worry and stress less. We both need some time to just relax and enjoy each other's company. So much of this homeschool journey has been good, but it has also been really rough in so many ways. Trial and error make work okay for an adult, but it is hard on a 5-year-old I think.