Thursday, March 17, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal ~ Week 6

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...
We have been busy. Hubby is a teacher and was on spring break this week. He has been in the garage most of the week building a bed for Unicorn. When he wasn't in the garage he was helping me rearrange our living room/learning area. 


In our homeschool this week...
We did not take the week off. We homeschool year-round. We take breaks for Holidays and Vacations...whenever they occur. We didn't have anything planned for this week so we kept on learning.


Places we're going and people we're seeing...
Hopefully we will be getting our van back today (hubby was in an accident 2 weeks ago). We are also going to go to Denny's for breakfast this morning. This is a special treat. We don't eat out very often and even when we do it is a drive-thru and it is rarely breakfast!

My favorite thing this week was...
a toss-up between the construction guys building the wall around our property (now the kids can safely play outside) and hubby building a bed for Unicorn.


What's working/not working for us...
Rearranging our living room to include all the computers and desks/work areas. Prior to this 1 computer was in our bedroom and Unicorn had a desk in her room (that she rarely sat at). Now we can all be in the same room and work together. This has helped with the schedule issue I was/am having. I am hopeful that this arrangement will help me develop a workable schedule/routine for our learning.


Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
Still wondering if anyone has used The Mystery of History and what they thought of it.


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


Unicorn and her new bed (as it looked Wednesday...it will be finished this weekend)!

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33 comments:

  1. Sounds like you guys had a full week. And the bed starts looking good! I am now following you thanks to Friday Blog Hop, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also don't forget to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
    Happy Friday

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  2. What a neat looking bed! Hope all of your rearranging goes well. I love changing things up. It always feels so refreshing. Following from THMJ today. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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  4. Sounds like you had a productive week and a special treat.
    I can't help you with Mystery of History, I have wondered about it myself.


    Have a great weekend.

    marthaschool,blogspot.com

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  5. We were unsuccessful at spring break this week, my girls just kept on going.

    That bed looks really cool : )

    ~stopping by from the Homeschool Chick's THMJ

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  6. We are moving on to Volume 2 of the MOH in August. We really like it! If you have specific questions, feel free to ask away! thekelleyeight.com

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  7. What a productive week! I need to do a little spring cleaning / re-arranging myself. :)

    Visiting from The Homeschool Mother's Journal.
    http://bugs2butterflies.blogspot.com/2011/03/homeschool-mothers-journal_18.html

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  8. I want a bed like that! Think of all the books I could store :-)

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  9. First of all, I LOVE your font!! :) I know, I'm a nerd that way ;) lol

    And, what a productive week!! :) You have inspired me, too... Our computer is in our bedroom, and my daughter's desk is in an awkward place not being used... You have me thinking outside my box a bit :) Thanks!! :)

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  10. What a neat bed! My daughter wants to design a chair that will also be a bookshelf.

    I've used Mystery of History and we liked it very well. Easy to use, and it kept my children's attention.

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  11. What a neat bed! My daughter wants to design a chair that will also be a bookshelf.

    I've used Mystery of History and we liked it very well. Easy to use, and it kept my children's attention.

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  12. We were unsuccessful at spring break this week, my girls just kept on going.

    That bed looks really cool : )

    ~stopping by from the Homeschool Chick's THMJ

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  13. Sounds like you guys had a full week. And the bed starts looking good! I am now following you thanks to Friday Blog Hop, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also don't forget to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday, where you can meet lots of friends and have a great time:) See you there!
    Happy Friday

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  14. Thank you! We are so excited for the bed to be finished! I would love to see a chair as a bookshelf!
    Thank you for telling me that you liked MOH...I think we are going to give it a try!

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  15. Thanks...I love the font too! Have fun thinking outside the box!

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  16. :) We have tons of books...this bed (the the other 2 we will be building for the other children) will help with our book "problem"! Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Thanks for stopping by...have fun cleaning/rearranging! :)

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  18. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on MOH with me (and for the offer to ask more questions)! :)

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  19. We were pretty unsuccessful at spring "break" too! I find it is easier to keep the routine going than to take a break. Unless we are traveling somewhere! :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting...just wait until the bed is painted purple!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by...a couple others have commented that they really like Mystery of History. I am 99% sure we are going to use it next year...so I will be posting about it as we go along!

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  21. Thank you...Designs by Kassie does great work...she has designed 3 blogs for me! Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  22. Thanks! I hope all the rearranging goes well too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Hope you have a great week!

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  23. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a great week!

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  24. That is a great looking design. Can't wait to see the finished product!!! Just saw your blog on the Homeschool Chick. Really like it.
    www.krazykuehnerdays.com

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  25. Thank you Renita! I can't wait to see the bed finished either! LOL! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Have a great week!

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  26. What a great bed!

    I bought MOH once, and really loved the booklists provided! It lead me down the path to a living books approach, which more than works over here since the mama degreed in English. Doh!
    http://wastedtextbooks.blogspot.com/

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  27. oooooh! I want that bed!

    Dorla - visiting from THMJ
    www.escuelitaaparicio.blogspot.com

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  28. WOW - wish my DH could build that for our girls

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  29. AdventuresinHomeEducatingMarch 20, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Thanks for stopping by, Zelda! It truly is a blessing that I can dream something up and he can make my dreams come true! Have a wonderful week!

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  30. AdventuresinHomeEducatingMarch 20, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Thanks! Also, thanks for telling me about MOH...it helps knowing others' opinions! Have a great one!

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  31. The bed looks so nice. We have countertop in our family room so we can all work together & love it. We are also using Mystery of History I this year and we really like it.

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  32. AdventuresinHomeEducatingMarch 22, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Thanks for stopping by Dorla!

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  33. AdventuresinHomeEducatingMarch 22, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Thank you Lisa! A countertop is a great idea! Thanks for your opinion on MOH...it really helps!

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