Friday, February 25, 2011

Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ Entry #6

The Homeschool Chick

In my life this week

The spring weather we experienced last week disappeared over the weekend…and we actually got about 6 inches of snow this past Tuesday!  But today I can see patches of green grass under the snow…here’s to hoping that this may be the last white stuff of the season ‘cause I am ready for spring :)

In our homeschool this week

Spelling, reading, grammar, math, history, art, music…and we even succeeded at adding our new Latin program into the mix. 

We crossed a couple more read-alouds off our read-aloud list {Good Queen Bess and Dr. Doolittle}.  The number of books in our read-alouds box for this year is dwindling, yay! 

I was also able to squeeze a couple of Latin lessons into ds9’s schoolweek…we are both really enjoying the Latin curriculum that I was given to review so far{Latin for Children Primer A}. 

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

The two older kiddos attended their first art class on Wednesday afternoon…and they had a great time :)  On Wednesday evening we spent time with friends at Truth Squad {our church’s scripture memory program}.  Later today I am heading to the dentist, and  tonight there are plans for a grandkids’ sleepover at my mom’s house :)

My favorite thing this week was

Listening to excitement in my two oldest kiddos’ voices when they told me about everything they learned in their new art class.  We signed ds9 and dd6 up for an art class that is taught by a woman in her home and they went to their first class this week. 

I have not been very good about including art in our homeschool and I am very relieved to have found this class.  My kiddos love to draw and they loved their first class :)

What’s working/not working for us

Organization is not working :)…organizing all of the books that we have accumulated so far, and hope to accumulate in the next 12 or so years of homeschooling :). 

But hopefully the Ikea shelves that I ordered over the weekend will help.  I have been drooling over the Expedit shelves for over a year now and dh gave the go-ahead to order a couple sets last weekend.  Now I am just waiting for them to be delivered.  We may have to declare an early spring break from school so I can work on getting them organized when they arrive!

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is that I get to learn along with my kiddos.  I was a pretty good student way back when, but I am learning things in our history studies this year that I don’t remember learning in school. 

This week we learned about Queen Elizabeth by reading a delightful book by Diane Stanley, Good Queen Bess {from SL Core 2}.  It is so much more fun to learn history from rich literature and picture books than from dry and boring text books, IMHO :).

I feel so blessed be able to spend my days learning with my kiddos :)

A photo to share…

IMG_0872Last week it was short sleeves and bubbles…this week it was snowsuits and  snowforts :)


Mommy of 3 said...

Funny how that weather is. Today we had pouring rain, so much so I though my yard was going to flood. Organization has been an issue in this house as well. I am in the process of redoing our school room, which is coming along to slow for my liking. Husbands! Anyway I hope the Ikea shelves help you out. I love Ikea! I use the trofast system in the kids playroom. They work great. I can't wait to see your shelves. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

Sue said...

Ooooo...those shelves from IKEA sound awesome! I hope you share some pics with us we you get everything organized. :)

Mandalynn said...

Totally drooling over those shelves, too!! :) I CrAvE to be organized, but can never quite get there :)
Nice to meet you :) Have another great week!! :)


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