Friday, September 2, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal ~ September 2, 2011


The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…my hubby turned 44 (shhh...don't tell him I told you)!
In our homeschool this week…we finally got The Mystery of History (I finally won it on ebay)! We started right away and LOVE it!
As a family we started reading the September Friend for Religion, did 4 lessons in MOH and started studying Da Vinci for Art.
Unicorn has mastered 75% of her addition facts using ALEKS, completed 13 chapters in Life of Fred - Apples, used the draw a picture and guess and check methods to solve word problems, worked on prepositional phrases and review other grammar skills, completed Lesson 1 of Visual Latin (one of our upcoming reviews). 
Ladybug worked on sums to 6, finding the missing addend and her addition facts, got 100% on her spelling tests, completed 3 lessons in Reading and took a break from writing.
Monkey focused on the letter H, the heart shape, horses, hummingbirds and hermit crabs. He also "rowed" Yellow Ball for {BFIAR}.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…Sam's Noggin and her organization of MOH! Our copy of MOH was a little tattered when we got it. What a blessing...I was able to take the book apart, bind the two semesters and hole-punch the resources without having to pay to have any of it done!
Things I’m working on…next week we will "take a break". By this I really mean we will have a light schedule (Religion, History, Math, {BFIAR} and Art). During this time, I will clean out our binders of all the work we have done over the past 5 weeks and bind the stuff that we are keeping.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…my little guy painting a scene from Yellow Ball.

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6 comments:

  1. I'm totally addicted to binders! ;)

    Visiting from the Journal hop.

    ...danielle 

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  2. We LOVE Mystery of History. I broke down and actually bought the audio CDs this year. Saves my voice and we love listening to the reading... nice music in the background too.

    Love the photos.

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  3. AdventuresinHomeEducatingSeptember 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Thanks for stopping by Amy...we may have to save up for the audio CDs! I have been hearing great things about them!

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  4. Beautiful picture by your son.  Thank you for linking up at NOBH.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. I love the pics of the little guy painting!  What a fun activity.  Stopping by from the TOS Blog Hop - late!

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  6. Hi there. I am here from the Tiggerific Blog Hop. 

    You know - I don't home school, but I can still get wonderful ideas from your blog for after school activities.  I don't want the learning to end at school - since home is where you make it 'stick' :-)  Thanks for posting.

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