It's time for What's Up Wednesday!!!
What I'm Reading
I've been preparing my mind and attitude for the new school year so I've pushed aside most of my fictional books in favor of ones that are on homeschooling. I'm currently reading For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay and Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola. Both of them are full of inspiration and ideas. I've been trying to read A Tale of Two Cities... We'll see how that goes. It takes a fair amount of concentration and my children don't allow for much of that!
I'm listening to The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and when my brain needs something a bit lighter I've been listening to Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. I love the first and am not far enough into the second to have formed an opinion.
My children and I just finished reading Mary Poppins by P.L.Travers and my five year old is begging me to read the sequel. I love that! We are now reading Misty of Chincoteague and I expect will finish it in a few days as my oldest son stares at me with wide eyes and begs me to read another chapter ever time we read it.
What I'm Writing
Do homeschool goals and lesson ideas count??? I'm craving a good, long writing session and now that I have most of my planning complete (until school starts and I need to make weekly plans anyway...) I'm hoping to indulge in one.
What Inspires Me Right Now
Lately I've been inspired by my homeschooling friends and all of their insight. I've also been very inspired by Schole Sisters. It is a new blog and though I tend to not be as classical in my teaching style most of the ideas and conversations are exactly the sort of things I've been craving. I love that it blends the classical styles with Charlotte Mason ideas.
What Else I've Been Up To
I recently discovered the show Fringe on Netflix. I may be a bit obsessed. It is the perfect break from planning, reading and organizing. I've also been crocheting again. I've missed it and it is the perfect thing to do while watching Fringe :)
What have you been up to? Do you have any read aloud suggestions? I'm always looking for great books to share with my kids!