We've had a pretty good week here. On Tuesday we went on a field trip to our local MakerSpace collective. If you are into woodworking, electronics or other handiwork, but don't have room for equipment, you need to see if there is a MakerSpace near you. This place was awesome, with a full woodworking area, laser cutter, 3-D printer and lots of room for creativity.
Our homeschool support group meeting was this week, and we had a really good turn out. The topic was "history" with the guest speaker focusing on how to add hands on ideas to history. It also gave me a chance to peruse the curriculum I'm thinking about using next year, score!
Our church has a pretty good sized group of homeschooling families, so a couple of us have been working on getting a co-op fleshed out. Today (Friday) we met for a couple of hours and had a Valentine's Party and had the kids create homemade Valentine's. After snacks and exchanging of our own cards, we took the homemade ones to a local assisted living community and passed out cards and hugs to the residents there.
I love giving the kids an opportunity to get involved in the lives of others, and step out of their comfort zones a bit. Lindsey was absolutely in here element at the assisted living facility; Olivia, not so much, and that's ok. She went, she smiled and she made people feel loved, even though it wasn't her thing. That's the kind of servants heart I desire to see in both kids.
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