Friday, October 7, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal -

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…  B drew a picture (homeschool art project) and we entered it into a contest for the USA Hockey Magazine.  After many, many votes and much pestering of family and friends on FB and email, he got second place.  His picture is going to be in the November issue!  We can't wait to see it!
In our homeschool this week…  We fit a 5 day week into 4 days because my youngest two have off on Friday (today).  Instead of taking today off, I decided that we would spread the work out so that we had a very light day Friday.  It worked and now we can check 5 days on the attendance sheet!  :-) 
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…  A soccer game and a hockey game on Saturday, church on Sunday and then relaxing on Columbus Day.  That is the plan.
My favorite thing this week was…  We are really enjoying reading Johnny Tremain!  I keep wanting to read more but I have stopped myself.  I don't want to get ahead of B.  I also got an email that our new Learn Our History DVD will soon be on it's way and it is about .... the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere!  I couldn't have planned it better myself!  I love it when things work out perfectly.  It so rarely happens. 
What’s working/not working for us…  I cut down on the math this week and it worked really well.  I am still doing 2 curriculums ... I just slowed down the Teaching Textbooks to 1 lesson a day.  Now we are doing Singapore Math 5a on a regular schedule and Teaching Textbooks is one lesson a day for review.  I'm glad that I started out doing a lot because now we are still doing a lot of math but it feels like a breeze.  Just don't tell B.
Things I’m working on…  Already looking forward to next year!  I think I know what curriculum I will be getting ...
I’m reading…  Holy Cows & Hog Heaven by Joel Salatin.  Read it before and I wanted to read it again.  It is about the food industry and why we should get back to local farms.  Definitely recommend it.
I’m cooking…  Nothing tonight ... pizza night!  And yes, I realize that I am reading a book about the perils of the food industry and eating store bought pizza at the same time.  Baby steps.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… 
Here is B's picture.  It is a drawing of one of his favorite hockey players, Alexander Semin.



  1. What a great drawing! Congratulations to your son:) Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for your kind and encouraging words. We have been Teaching Textbooks for two years now and my kids are really doing well with it. Isn't reading with your kids the best? I love how close I feel to them afterwards. It's also really nice to be able to talk with them about something other than Legos and whatnot, ha! I pray that your homeschooling journey continues to be a blessing in your life! I love it and will never look back again. Have a beautiful weekend!

  2. @Jhona O.
    Thanks! I have been surprised how much we enjoy reading together! Especially when it's a good book.


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