Friday, March 13, 2015

Our BookShark Box is Ordered!

No two children could be more excited about curriculum coming in the mail than my two are right now. We had a great BookShark year last year and are looking forward to the next. So as we await our Box Day, this is what we're up to:

The snow has finally melted, but it's still really wet and muddy out. So as we're mostly housebound, we're reading, drawing, and finishing this year's math.

Bess is reading Peppermints in the Parlor and Ms Leaky is Freaky.

Max is building car ramps and continually improving them.

Rose's favorite book used to be Mr. Brown can Moo! Can you?(We all have it memorized now. I once woke to myself reciting it in my sleep!) But now she's been having us read the We Help Daddy book over and over.

I'm reading : Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado.
I'm watching the K-dramas Blood and re-watching Pinocchio(so good!)

I haven't been feeling great lately, quite a lot of pain around my middle. It's called the "ms hug". Ethan has been doing literally all of the housework. So to give him a bit of a break from cooking dinner every night, I've been ordering Panera online and having my husband pick it up on his way home from work. Bess, who is soup-crazy, now asks when the soup is getting here and then guiltily adds,"and Daddy!"

That's all for now. Hopefully my next post will be about our Box Day!
Until Next Time!


  1. Hello. I'm so happy I found your blog. You've been so helpful as I agonize over curriculum choices! I was hoping to get your opinion on BookShark because my oldest is close to Bess's age -- she turns 8 at the end of August.

    I was going to order Gr 1 so that we don't miss any history, but do you think that is important? I would change the readers to Gr 2 Intermediate. I also have a 5-year old who turns six in July. She is not even remotely interested in "doing school," and I am okay with that for now. So, again, I just don't know, if she probably won't follow along, whether Gr 1 or 2 is better for my oldest. Thoughts?

    Oh! And did you do BKSK's science?

    Many thanks!

    1. I'm glad you found my blog helpful! We're doing BookShark 2 this year, but I really liked BookShark 1 and am glad we didn't skip it. I like choosing the middle to older end of the ages recommended because I think the kids get so much more out of it. And yes, we did BookShark Science. We didn't finish all of it, but I plan to be more diligent about it this year. Good luck with your choices! I understand the agony of choosing all too well!

  2. Thanks for your response. I appreciate it!

  3. Katie, I would love, love, love, if you would drop by SHS and leave a review of BookShark once you'v had a chance to really experience the program!