06 November 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

The Homeschool Mother's Journal
In my life this week...I could, potentially, have a shot in my eye tomorrow. I'll bet I have your attention now! ;)

In our homeschool this week...

This will be a four day school week from Tuesday to Friday for us. We'll be studying more about birds for science. The bird feeder still isn't hanging outside, but that's because I didn't remember to ask for that to be done (of course, my husband could be reading this, so, hmmm, maybe he DOES know).
Ava is continuing to work on memorizing and reviewing math facts for both addition and subtraction. She is also working through a new reader, More Days go By and the coordinating workbook. I looked at the workbook in August before beginning our school year and knew she was not nearly ready to use it. I am thrilled to say that she is actually using it, reading it independently and doing extremely well with it!

Lukas will be doing a lot of writing this week using Intermediate Language Lessons. He will do some writing in his journal on the one day he isn't writing for language arts. 

We're also looking for Thanksgiving crafts that we can complete during the next 2 1/2 weeks, so if you have any good ideas for a 7 and 10 year old, leave me a comment! 

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share...Homeschooling is a lifestyle. It isn't public school at home. Make it fit your lifestyle, not the other way around. When you find this niche, you will love it.

I am inspired by...artistic worship. It doesn't matter if it is visual art, dance, music or some other form of art. When people use these gifts to worship the Lord, I can't help but worship with them.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...I'm seeing the eye specialist tomorrow. The rest of the week looks like a pretty normal week.

One of my favorite things...spending Sunday afternoons visiting with my parents.

What's working/not working for us...Pathway Readers have finally clicked for Ava. Truthfully, I think reading has finally started to click. Or, maybe the idea that she absolutely MUST learn to read well has finally clicked. Whatever has clicked, it is working.

Questions/thoughts I have...I'm ready for a school break. I planned the 2 1/2 weeks of school that will take us to Thanksgiving when we'll take 3 days off plus the weekend, and then I'll plan the two weeks that will take us to our nice, long, three week Christmas break. We have pushed pretty hard this fall to stay focused and on-task, and it has been fun. I love what I'm doing, but a break will be nice!

Things I'm working on...consistency.

I'm cooking...Tonight, I'm trying a new recipe for a crock-pot breakfast casserole(by tonight, I mean right before bed!). We have to leave the house at 7, and I want everyone to have a nice, hot, healthy breakfast (which we will all eat from bowls once we're on the road).
I'm reading...Anne of Avonlea.

I'm grateful for...the possibility of no more itching. Could I have finally found the culprit?

I'm praying for...the Lord to open the heart of someone we love.

A photo to share...

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