Friday, September 16, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal ~ September 16, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…I have been writing reviews! I am loving all the products and the experience I am getting writing reviews but after writing 5 reviews in 16 days, I am looking forward to my little break. I will still be using 6 products that will need to be reviewed but I have 20 days before I have to write my next review!  
In our homeschool this week…we jumped right back in after our little break last week! We started studying Monet for Art and in History we learned about Abraham, Jacob & Esau and Joseph. We also continued reading in the Friend magazine.
Monkey "rowed" Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? {BFIAR} and had a great time searching for objects in the pictures of the book. He also LOVED acting out the story! In addition to his row, Monkey, focused on the letter "I", measuring, Iguanas, Inchworms and classifying Insects.
Ladybug learned how to use a number-line to add, got 100% on her spelling test (I think she needs more challenging words), practiced her addition facts, learned 4 new sight words {in, big, said, come}, completed 2 more lessons in reading and wrote a story about a train.
Unicorn finally got all her addition facts memorized (now on to multiplication), has been using patterns and charts to help solve problems, practiced writing Ads and is progressing nicely in Latin.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…don't take on more than you can handle! It is ok to say "no"!
My favorite thing this week was…getting an email from We Choose Virtues agreeing to send me some products to review and to sponsor a GIVEAWAY (in October)! This is exciting because it will be my first sponsored giveaway!
Things I’m working on…setting up a couple more reviews with giveaways and starting a Weekly Meme with one of my bloggy buddies!
I’m reading…the Bible. I made a goal to read the ENTIRE Bible this year and I am so close! :)
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…mummified stuffed animals, Ladybug writing, Monkey matching colors, Unicorn doing Sudoku!

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  1. We have a couple Jesse Bear books on our shelves here...the kiddos always loved reading them :)

    I love your's always great to be reminded of that. 

  2. awesome!  I may contact them and see if I can get on a list, for other giveaways they may do, I'm always looking for companies to sponsor giveaways!  That's awesome Michelle!

  3. Thanks for sharing your homeschooling year and tips with NOBH!

  4. AdventuresinHomeEducatingSeptember 17, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Thanks Jen!

  5. Hi! I can sympathize with writing a lot of reviews! :-) I am on a little break now, though, too!

    Thank you for linking your blog to Three Thinking Mothers! Feel free to grab a button and put it on your site!

  6. AdventuresinHomeEducatingSeptember 18, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by! I have the just have to scroll down a bit to see it! :)


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