Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal:








In my life this week…

has been kind of weird, busy, and crazy all at once. 

Monday we were in the Memorial Day Parade..




That started my week off weird, since I felt like I was missing a day.. Lol

Next we spent a long day on the road, with errands, and dropping people off, but then had to go all the way back to the doctors office (so glad mine is open til 8pm) so we could get Monkey Man in… He ended up getting Poison Ivy, and got it around his eye.


Got lots of yard work done… planted some more in my garden, and put up our new screen house! (can’t wait to utilize it)

Started walking in the morning with Monkey Man, we have been doing 2.6 miles. (more on that story to come this week)

Enjoying the weather!


In our homeschool this week…

We have been busy with lots of stuff.. Monkey Man, is not sure if he is enjoying 5th grade yet or not.. (It’s a bit more intense). He is doing really good with the new Daily Writing book I got him though.

The girls are doing good.. Middle Monkey is struggling a bit on math, since we are getting into Multiplication. Little Monkey is enjoying it all!

History was a bit to much for us right now, so we are going to cut back the days. Plus we are going to a bit further in depth with some of the subjects. Like this week we learned about Christopher Columbus, so we are going to get some books about him.. and read more.

We are still enjoying our Science class with another family. We are doing the Solar System right now… I think we are going to try to get to Lighthouses to, and maybe visit a few this summer. (That should be a blast)


Also, this week we have been working on our Educational Fair stuff. That is this next weekend. The kids are entering 4-5 subjects. They are really excited about it, and are working hard on their projects. Monkey Man even wrote a creative story.. I am really impressed.


Stay tuned for more information on that! Want to read more about what we are up to? Check out our Homeschool Blog here.


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

This week.. we are going to be super busy!

We have 4H (making catapults),

Girl Scouts (our last meeting for this year),


Doctor appts,

Science Class,

Educational Fair,

Graduation Party,

and we are hoping to fit in a playdate, and possibly a photo shoot, and I would like to get a trip in to a State Park!


My favorite thing this week was…

that I walked 2.6 miles without dying!!!


What’s working/not working for us…

Evan-Moore Daily Writing Traits.. I can’t believe how well Monkey Man, and Middle Monkey are doing with this!


Questions/thoughts I have…

I can’t wait to go on some hikes, visit the ocean, and visit some new places we haven’t been yet!

Look for our Summer Bucket List to be up soon!


Things I’m working on…

having more patients, mine have been missing lately.


Books I’m reading…

Two for the dough, by Janet Evaniovich


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




Donita Hammond said...

I am going to check out the EM Writing you mentioned. We struggle in this area. We are just finishing our year, but I am also going to slow down on the history next year. Miss you guys.

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Oh, gosh, Poison Ivy around the eye can NOT be comfortable! Poor kiddo!

Nice job on the walks! I've gotten out of the habit of walking the last few weeks and really need to get back at it. I should be clocking in more miles! LOL