Friday, August 12, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal ~ August 12, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal
In my life this week…things have gone fairly smoothly. I really like not having a full calendar.
In our homeschool this week…we had a very good week.

Unicorn finished reading Little Women (we get to watch the movie now), started a 2 month free trial of ALEKS for math, did a couple lessons in Latin, practiced writing invitations and thank you notes and practiced her math facts, spelling and states at

Ladybug started learning about < and  > in math, wrote a story about hugs, used to start learning her math facts and to practice her spelling words and started using for reading. She also did BFIAR with Monkey.

Monkey started BFIAR this week with We're Going on a Bear Hunt. He acted out the story (fine arts), counted things in the story (math), learned about mud and other parts of nature (science), talked about family (social studies) and answered questions about the story (comprehension). He also did some letter "E" and number "3" activities as well as read about Eels, Elephants, Eagles, and the Emerald Tree Boa.

As a Family we learned about Jacob and Esau and Jacob's Family (religion). We also started a lapbook for If the World Were a Village (social studies).
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My favorite thing this week was…that the girls had a play-date this week.
What’s working/not working for us…our routine (finally and for now)! ;)
Things I’m working on…budgeting my computer time. I spend too much time on social media and my email.
I’m reading…I finished the 2nd Harry Potter book!
I’m grateful for…the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and the comfort it brings me when tragedies occur in life.
I’m praying for…my step-brother's wife and her family. Her 2nd youngest sister died this week leaving 2 VERY young children without a mother
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…"If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves." ~C.G. Jung

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  1. You and I seem to have the same issue with too much socializing this week.  I've gotten a lot done, but I would have so much more if I had thought of using my timer first.  Glad you had a good week.  Blessings!  Thank you for linking up at NOBH.

  2. heart breaking about your step brothers wife- makes me ache for the babies! have a wonderful week!

  3. AdventuresinHomeEducatingAugust 12, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    Thank you for the kind thoughts Kelli! I ache for the babies too!

  4. AdventuresinHomeEducatingAugust 12, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    Hi Lynda! I have the socializing issue every week! If I wasn't on the TOS crew I would consider taking a FB break for a couple months! Take care and thanks for stopping by!

  5. so sad about your step-brother's wife's sister... :(  I hear you on the computer thing, I'm on here WAY to much!  and I love your true...the most annoying things that C does, he learned from me!  haha

  6. AdventuresinHomeEducatingAugust 12, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    Thank you Jennifer! :)

  7. All of a Kind FamilyAugust 13, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Welcome to the Five in a Row blogroll!  We started 'rowing' our year and love it so far :) 

    I'm sorry to hear of the family without a mother :*(  Sooo sad and heartbreaking.

  8. AdventuresinHomeEducatingAugust 14, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Thank you. This is our first year 'rowing', we are loving it so far! Thanks for the sympathy.


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