Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal:

 

 

 

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In my life this week… 

This week I have been extremely busy.. I prepped for a Girl Scout meeting on Monday but our weather made it so it was canceled….Then I spent Wednesday waiting for my mom at an appointment, and then we did a bit of shopping and lunch, that was nice…

Thursday Middle Monkey had a hearing test…

Friday we ended up having to get two new tires put on, and then clean up from another storm.

Yesterday we spent with my Sister-in-law , and attended a birthday party. We had a good day…

Now today we are spending at home, relaxing, watching a few shows, catching up on blogs.. and the kids are playing with Barbie's, and Lego’s, while resting so we can get rid of this crud that has attacked them!

 

In our homeschool this week…

This week, was a bit of a sporadic week. We did school like normal on Monday, and Tuesday… The rest of the week was when we could work around other things. Learned more about Ancient History, Monkey Man learned how to do Mean, Median, and Modes in math.. (found that he thought they were fun) and summed up our week with some reading..

To see more about our week go to our Homeschool Blog… The Monkey School (think I should go update it then huh??!)

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Find fun things to break up the day to day things.. Like last week we had a playdate, this week we did lunch out.. and next week we are meeting friends for lunch again.. maybe a trip to the bookstore for a few new books.

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

This next week, we are going to 4H, Cub Scouts, Lunch with a cousin, 4 wheel alignment, some shopping, maybe a movie night with friends, Daisy event, Blue & Gold Banquet, and then another birthday party to round out the weekend… you?

My favorite thing this week was…

Breakfast with my Middle Monkey out by ourselves, before her appointment this week.

What’s working/not working for us…

Doing TOS reviews… My kids have loved being able to throw in some new curriculum here and there, to give us a break from the norm. We really enjoy it!

Questions/thoughts I have…

Think I have narrowed down the things we want to get for next year, but wandering if anyone has experience with Teaching Textbooks, looking for feedback on it.

Things I’m working on…

Planning some fun activities for this year… Looking forward to some exciting day trips, and couple day get aways!

 

I’m reading…

Nothing at the moment, waiting for my next book to come in.

I’m cooking…

Tonight we are having Chicken covered in this new Kraft Shake’n Bake kinda thing we found at the store, mashed potatoes, and a veggie.

I’m grateful for…

Dates with my kids, they don’t come often enough, but are so cherished when they do! Smile 


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

Homemade Granola Bars we made a few weeks ago… they were very yummy!

 

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2 comments:

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Busy much, huh? LOL We've got scouts and clarinet/band and basketball and probably another visit to the farm to help feed animals (or we might skip it this week for a slower week).

My oldest completed TT Pre-Algebra last year. He found it easy and I found it lacking. He's repeating Pre-Algebra with Saxon this year because he couldn't pass the Saxon placement test even after completing EVERY problem in TT and ending the year with a 95% average. Now, some kids LOVE TT and it TOTALLY works for them. It didn't for us. (We might be the only ones! Ha!)

D said...

So what curriculum have you chosen for next year? I am exploring a bunch of stuff, but not sure what we will end up doing. I have no experience with Teaching Textbooks but I am going to try to check it out at the homeschool conference this year.