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

    Visiting from the Journal hop.


  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.

  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!

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

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

  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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