Friday, March 4, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ Entry #7

The Homeschool Chick

In my life this week…

I was able to check a lot of things off my “list” this week: I mailed dd’s birthday invites, ds9 and I got haircuts, and we stayed on target with school plans for the week…yay!  I always feel better when things on my “to-do” list get done :)

In our homeschool this week…

This week we finished up a very gripping missionary read-aloud about Gladys Aylward.  Since we began using Sonlight two years ago we have read so many great books about missionaries.  Out of all of our read-alouds, it seems that the missionary biographies are my kiddos’ favorites :)

Ds9 finished up another reading book {Henry & Ribsy} and he also finished reading the February edition of his God’s World News magazine

The two older kiddos went to their second art class…and they came home once again with lots of exciting things to tell us about what they’re learning.  When I originally signed them up, I wasn’t sure how things would go…but I am very pleased so far :)

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

Over the weekend we went to see our nephews perform in a very sweet musical at their church…ds4 was riveted {the rest of us enjoyed it too :)}.

On Wednesday afternoon the 9yo and the 6yo went to their art class; ds4 and I ran errands while they were there.  Then Wednesday evening I went to my book club, we’re reading John Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life.

On Thursday afternoon we headed over to our local library.  I like to take the kiddos after lunch when it’s usually not very busy.  This time ds9 and dd6 used their own library cards to check their books and movies out :) 

My favorite thing this week was…

The return of the sun and the promise that spring is indeed coming soon.   The weather has been on the chilly side, but the kiddos have been able to get outside everyday to run some energy off…come on spring! 

What’s working/not working for us…

I love the All About Spelling program!  I have been using AAS Level 1 as my dd6’s main reading/spelling program this year and she has made amazing progress in this area.  So I was very excited when All About Learning released the first level in their All About Reading program this week.  My dd6 is past the skills taught in this level, but it looks like it will be a perfect match for my ds4.  I can’t wait to get my box of goodies from All About Reading next week!

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

My new bookshelves are scheduled to be delivered today!  I am not really looking forward to all the work that will be involved in moving everything out of the way so we can put the shelves up…but I am looking forward to the finished product.

A photo to share…

spring is coming I spotted some flowers blooming in the front flower bed this week :)

4 comments:

Jodi said...

Thanks for stopping by to comment! I loved Sonlight when we used it, what great stories! AAS is also my favorite spelling program, it helped my kids so much. Beautiful picture! Makes me feel even more anxious for spring to get here in the northeast! Have a great weekend!

Lora said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm just visiting from Sue's.

I love the All About Spelling reference. I'm going to check them out next.

I'm so happy to see spring around the corner in my neck of the woods, too. Although, it looks as though you are seeing more green (and purple) than we are yet. :)
You're site button is very "spring" like and cute!

Have a blessed week, Wendi! :)

Crisc said...

I love getting new things in the mail!! Sounds like a great week =)

Mommy of 3 said...

It sounds as if you had a great week! It is nice when things go according to plan! We also use All About Spelling and I to am excited about the All About Reading. I am actually ordering this weekend. I can't wait. It is nice to hear that the kids are enjoying the art class. I have looked and looked for on locally and am unable to find something interesting. Thank you for sharing your week. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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