Saturday, June 4, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal - Week 1

This is my first week participating in the Homeschool Mother's Journal. I have been reading many post from my friends blogs on this topic and really enjoy them. I figured with our schedule being more relaxed I could give it a go! This is week 1. Enjoy!

In my life this week…

I worked as normal and didn't really get a break at all. Which is normal however I try to rest in the evenings but with the riding lawn mower messed up I tried helping my husband out by pushing our large yard. I did succeed but with a bad blister on my thumb! My husband was very grateful for my help. He came home from clinical and was shocked. I'm glad I care for my husbands feelings and his time. God is working in my life all the time and even with something so simple I found blessings and joy.

In our homeschool this week…

This week was our first week back from our 3 week break. I posted about it here. This is our last semester before we begin our next grade curriculum. We are reviewing lots of things this 7 weeks. Kyle done great with math this week but is needing work on his writing. Lexi is doing wonderful with reading but needs some extra drills in math. Zachary is having fun with numbers and ABC's however he really needs to get to a point of writing what I ask. Hopefully in 7 weeks all of the "weak" points will be addressed! This week was full of games. Summer school is the funnest part of the year! Our unit study is Dinosaurs and we really had some fun activities this week.

My favorite thing this week was…

Seeing Lexi and Zac reading on my couch together. That makes my heart so warm and happy! That girl could read all the books in the library and move on to the next one in a week! She always has a book in her hand.

What’s working/not working for us…

Anything language related doesn't work {well} for us. I am still trying to find something that works. I am going to be trying First Language Lessons but I'm a little concerned that it only goes to grade 4. Then I am looking into Queen's Language as well(leaning more toward it overall). I've posted on this topic many times. I wish I could find something that isn't full of nonsense and full of stuff they actually need. So my journey hopefully will end soon! 

Working for Us - MUS, AAS, Unit Studies, Lapbooking, Evan Moor Science books, Workbox System . These are things we will be keeping next year.

Things I’m working on…

I'm trying to re-organize my school room for a new year.
I need to paint the bathroom.
Need to plant flowers on my front porch.

Books I’m reading…

The Power of a Positive Mom
Money Secrets of the Amish
Anne of Green Gables
The Love Dare Day by Day Devotional for Couples(my husband and I do daily) 

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

This wonderful Journey started over at The Homeschool Chick! Go on over and check out her journal and link up and join the party!!!