Update

This post may contain affiliate links which help support my family. Thank you for stopping by.

I’ve been absent on my blog for almost 4 months. The start of the year has been trying to say the least. We were broken into and they took our mobile devices (both tablets and my phone), then the whole family came down with a nasty bout of the flu and we were all in various states of healing and then to crown it all, the car (our only car) went in for repairs which took a week!

On the bright side, Fifi turned 5! All the photos of her actual birthday were on my phone and tablet *sob*, but we did manage to take photos of her birthday celebration with family the next day.

The birthday girl ♥
 photo IMG_7778_zps07d5489f.jpg

Fifi with her best friend Jossi and cousin KK, two of her favourite people.
 photo IMG_7783_zpsce95767e.jpg

The Hello Kitty birthday cupcakes Fifi and I made.
 photo IMG_7773_zpsb3a50a52.jpg

Fifi got her first “big girl” bike for her birthday. She got to pick it out herself. She loves it!
 photo IMG_20140215_140907_zps03d990cf.jpg

The kids have made TONS of new friends this year already. We have been attending a lot more of the homeschool social and educational outings and the kids have made a few lasting friendships 🙂 During the course of meeting a ton of new people, we have decided to research a new primary school curriculum for the children. The current curriculum is just not working for us any longer and Koko is incredibly bored with it. Fifi will use the Grade R (kindergarten) curriclum that Koko used and then she will go onto using the curriculum we decide on for Koko. We will, most probably do the same for Pixie in the ensuing years.

Curricula we are looking at are:
English: Learning Language Arts Through Literature(LLATL)
Maths: Math-U-See
History/Geography: Story of Our World
Art: Artistic Pursuit
Science: I’m not 100 % sure what we are going to do for Science yet. I have MANY resource books we will be working through.

Fifi is FLYING through her work for the year. I just CANNOT keep up. I have decided, with support from Papa, that she will be starting reading lessons with Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons, by Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox, Elaine Bruner, also available in South Africa on Kalahari.com. We will be continuing with the Letter of the Week curriculum and once she has completed that, she will start Grade R! I have tried to have Fifi do two letters in one week, but it was a disaster and we now complete only 1 letter per week with supplementation to keep her occupied.

Pixie is growing like a weed! She now has a new Totschool area. She has her own desk and I have made her a little Tot tray shelf out of a shoe stand, that can be put out of reach (very important, in my opinion), with all her trays for the week. She LOVES animals and dinosaurs, so most of her trays have something related to that.
 photo IMG_7832_zps266f7c36.jpg

A few random photos of the kids:
The three big kids
 photo 20140216_111535_zps815c1896.jpg
Koko busy with school work
 photo 20140304_113509_zps4388d676.jpg

Fifi being nebulized while she was ill
 photo IMG_20140222_175456_zpsbc2e583f.jpg

Pixie in her little reading nook. She has pillows and a blanket in there for comfort. Its her favourite place in the house.
 photo 20140228_184610_zps44b6b8f3.jpg

The kidlets at soccer. We are in our third year of Soccer fun. Pixie has started taking part now too. All 4 kidlets love it!
 photo 780cfc53-04bf-424d-9563-690207933210_zpsb3d155f4.jpg

monstered_sig

 

CurrClick

 

Privacy and Disclosure