Monday, September 12, 2016

Homeschool: Month 1 in Panama

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Hi, friends! We have been in Panama for a month already! The Internet and Wi-Fi is in and out here, so I am trying new ways this year to document our homeschool weekly activities and lessons. These pictures are from a festival we went to the first week we were here. The food is delicious here, and very inexpensive. The weather is hot and because everything is relatively close, we walk. My husband and I are each down a pants size already!


This is a picture of our living room. We are renting a house now until we are placed into a school.

This is the kitchen. They say you can drink from the tap here, but we still get filtered water delivered like most of the residents that live here.

This is the back door going out into the garden that is connected between this house and the one behind us. It is absolutely gorgeous. It was really hard leaving our house back home, but I felt like God was going to provide us something wonderful here. Our neighbors behind us who share the garden, call it Genesis and are believers, so it's been a blessed experience here so far.

It was #HappyNationalDogDay a few weeks ago, so here are some fun pictures of our international puppy :)


Recent Reviews:

Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar (jollyliteracy.com Review)

Can Do Cubes (jollyliteracy.com Review)

WAY Comes Home Kit (HomeSchool Scholastics, an i4 Learning Company Review)

Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition (Apologia Educational Ministries Review)

CHSH Download Club (CHSH-Teach.com Review)

Activities:

The coach at my Mom's school met the boys, and immediately asked if they would both be on the school's soccer team, even though they are homeschooled! My husband and I got to ride the bus (this is what school buses look like here!) to the field with the boys, and watch them in the bleachers! It was a two hour practice, but they did awesome and had a chance to meet some of the students.

Working on math lessons at my Mom's house.

A picture of my boys in the garden :)

#GooGone
The boys here are working on a different set of chores. There are washing machines, but really no need for dryers as the sun can dry the clothes within a hour. G helps me with the wash, and B helps Daddy with dishes (no dishwasher here!). They also think it's fun to twirl the broom and mop outside :)





We found a swimming pool at a local hotel here, and some ice cream! My Mom, my husband and the boys decided to pose for a silly picture!

My oldest son got really sick for about a week and half here, so we have been playing catch up in homeschool studies and on my blog. I am so thankful he is feeling better. It's amazing how helpless you feel when your child is sick, especially in a foreign country. We are also still getting adjusted here, and things take more time here than back home. We know everything is going according to God's plan, so we are learning to sit back and learn how to be patient, and be thankful for the provisions.

Hope you all are doing well, and I hope to have more updated posts on us more than once a month. Thanks for continuing to follow us :)

Blessings,

Kelly

Homeschool Lesson Plan Sheets for Weeks 2 to 4:

 

This is the week B got sick.


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12 comments:

  1. Love the pics! Thanks for sharing your week with us.

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    1. Thanks, Trena! I was so excited the Internet here was up long enough for me to finish this post! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for commenting :)

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  2. Wow! Sounds like a pretty wonderful month (sickness aside! :( ). It sounds like you are all adjusting and your house is quite nice.

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    1. Hi, Mother of 3! It's been pretty cool here, except for the sicknesses. I think it is because the food here is really fresh and there's not a lot of processed things so we've been eating healthier. The house has been a blessing. We weren't sure what to expect when we got here but it has been very nice. Hope you are having an awesome week, and thanks for commenting :)

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  3. That is so awesome, and it looks beautiful there! Are there regulations concerning homeschooling in Panama?

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    1. Hi, Shelly! There are some absolutely beautiful places here. They are pretty relaxed here about international students. Usually international students would have to go to a private school, but they have really embraced and been curious about us being homeschoolers. Thanks for commenting, and hope you are having an amazing week :)

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  4. I'm so glad you were able to catch us up with how things are going down there! It looks like a wonderful adventure so far and I'm happy you have your doggie with you - I'd thought there was a 6-month mandatory quarantine for animals down there, but maybe it's when you come back to the States? My friends who were stationed there with the Navy were there years ago, so perhaps rules have changed? Regardless, I'm happy you have your pets!

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    1. Hi, Lisa! It's been so nice to be able to catch up on things! We are having fun here so far, and it would not have been the same without our pets. (We brought our kitty too!) It was really expensive, but they are a part of our family. We had to do so much paperwork before leaving to make sure they weren't quarantined. I'm happy it all worked out; I was really worried coming here about that. Thanks so much for commenting, and hope you are having a wonderful week :)

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  5. Love the pictures, Kelly! So glad to see you doing well there, minus the sickness. What a great experience to see life in another country. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences there. Have a wonderful week! We look forward to more updates about your journey in your new home!

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    1. Thanks, Jaime! It has definitely been an experience being here so far. I'm glad I am able to document some of the fun things we have found here. Hope you have a wonderful week also, my friend and thanks for commenting :)

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  6. Oh my GOSH what an adventure!! Excited for you all, and praying you continue to settle in smoothly. *HUGS*

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    1. Hi, Sarah! Thank you for the prayers and hugs! It has been quite an adventure here so far, but God has been amazing to us while we have been here. Thanks for your kind comment, and hope you have an awesome week :)

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