Feb 072011
 
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The Homeschool Mother's JournalSeveral of my friends have been participating in this meme. It looks like a nice change (or addition depending on my mood) to writing a week in review post, so I’m going to give it a shot. Visit The Homeschool Chick to read more.

In my life this week…

I’ve been working on slowly establishing our new normal. I am mostly staying home except I have to take my older daughter to violin lessons on Monday afternoons. Baby comes with us. So far he’s been really good during the lessons. I did manage to plan our menus and make it to Wal-mart on Thursday evening. We also made a really big purchase that I’ll write more about later. (probably!)

In our homeschool this week…

We started back on our science lessons last week. I decided to go back to Apologia Zoology I (Flying Creatures) with my 5th grade daughter, 2nd grade son, and 4 year old daughter listening in. The 2 times we read went well. My oldest resumed General Science as well. I need to have him do his experiment either today or tomorrow. I’m so glad I bought the supply kit from Home Science Tools!

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

This week we have violin lessons. I also have my post-partum  checkup on Thursday. I can’t believe my baby is almost 6 weeks old.

My favorite thing this week was…

Seeing more sweet baby smiles!

What’s working/not working for us…

My 4 year old is loving Reading Kingdom which we are reviewing. I love her enthusiasm for learning. Actually I love her enthusiasm for everything.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

Interesting observation about myself….My oldest son is working very hard at figuring out how to program his latest computer game project. However, it requires him to use mathematics he hasn’t learned yet. (Trigonometry) So here I am with a perfect example of how “unschooling” can work. Except that I don’t have the mental concentration or desire to help him figure it out. It’s driving me crazy. I know I should help him find the answers, but I don’t want to. I tired. I’m grumpy. Ugh…

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

I’ve been watching Happy Days because it often corresponds with my baby’s last feeding before bed. I saw this episode last week and was reminded that sometimes we need to look for creative ways for our children to learn.

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  One Response to “The Homeschool Mother’s Journal – 1”

  1. Sounds like things are going pretty well. I like that video link you put out there. Happy Days is always funny. 🙂

    JoAnn

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