Our Week in Review: September 23, 2017

What we’re reading:

I re-read Julie’s post on the Enchanted Education as I thought about facilitating nature-based playtime with my older son, Xavi.

Ana's post on How to Rock Your Homeschool Blog was an encouragement as I'm getting started on this journey.

Xavi is really thrilled with his new (to him) Spanish-language copy of Winnie the Pooh stories (aff link). I’m working on perfecting my Pooh Bear voice.

What we’re doing:

Nazca Lines Craft for Kids: SpanishMama has come up with a really unique craft that is suitable for preschool to late elementary aged kids. As my husband and I were short-term missionaries in Peru, the Nazca lines have a special place in my heart! If you don’t know what the Nazca lines are, Spanish Mama has included helpful background information and educational videos in her post.

Lots of short hikes around Arlington. Mostly on nature trails. Sometimes just to Dunkin' Donuts (it's an urban hike, it counts!). DC has had a very tolerable late summer, and we’re taking advantage of getting outdoors as much as possible!

What we’re watching:

I can’t stop watching Poldark on Amazon Prime (aff link). I’m on season two and so glad that I didn't discover this series while writing my dissertation!

What we’re memorizing:

Douglas Wright’s poem “La última hojita del árbol.” As the leaves on the tree outside our apartment are just beginning to turn, this couldn’t be more timely! If you’re interested, Spanish Playground has published more of Wright’s autumnal poetry here.

1 Thessalonians 5:11: "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up.”  

1 Tesalonicenses 5:11: “Por eso, anímense y edifíquense unos a otros.”