Saturday, February 5, 2011

Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ Entry #3

The Homeschool Chick

In my life this week

I finally got rid of that nasty sore throat and weird sounding voice that I had all last week…and poor ds9 woke up with it on Monday :(. 

In our homeschool this week…

Since my voice was working again this week, we doubled up on all of our read-alouds, we finished up The Tales of Robin Hood, knocked out a couple of chapters in A Child’s History of the World, and I even read a couple of picture books to the kiddos.  I did give poor ds9 a break early this week due to his sickness…but he did complete most of the spelling, writing and math that I had planned.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

On Wednesday night I went to my book club {a small group from our church is reading John Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life}.  This is the first book club I have ever been involved in and I am really enjoying it.  The book is very thought-provoking and quite convicting ~ and knowing that I have a book club meeting keeps me motivated to keep reading :)

This weekend is a big one for dd6 ~ she is going to a birthday tea party to celebrate a friend’s birthday on Saturday and returning home just in time to head out to a Daddy-Daughter dance with her daddy…that is if the weather does not interfere {they’re calling for freezing rain}.

My favorite thing this week was…

The big pot of bean soup that I cooked up in the crockpot on Thursday.  I love me some bean soup {even though no one else in my family does}.  I also baked a couple loaves of homemade bread…so they didn’t starve :)

What’s working/not working for us…

I absolutely LOVE the Well-Planned Day planners!  I have been using the homeschool planner for myself for the past couple of years, and this year I also purchased the Middle School Planner for my ds9.  He’s is not in middle school {not even close}, but it still works well for him. 

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

I am in the midst of making lists for curriculum to look over for next year.  I have heard a lot of wonderful comments about Institute for Excellence in Writing and I am considering adding it next year.  We love Writing With Ease also {that’s what we’re currently using}…I wonder if it would be too much to do both…hmmm….

A photo to share…

IMG_0785 Dd6 posing for a picture before heading out to the Daddy Daughter Dance :)

1 comments:

Sharra said...

Hello! I am using Writing with Ease this year but I am also thinking about using IEW next year. I actually thought about using both too. :) :) Blessings to you!

 

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