Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...
This week has just flown by.  Wow!  I can't believe its already Friday!!  I attended a Classical Conversations Informational Meeting Tuesday night, which was very interesting and I met lots of great people.  I also attended the Open House Wednesday, and while I was just as impressed as I was the night before...Im just not sure the program is for us.  I don't really follow the classical method of homeschooling, but I am inspired by it and find myself being drawn to certain aspects of it more and more.  I just don't know if I can justify the cost of CC for my girls to go and try to work it into our school day as well.  I am still praying about it.

In our homeschool this week...
We are wrapping up our migration unit this week and will be moving into Backyard Birds of Winter next week.  We finished watching  Winged Migration on youtube and read several books about migrating birds.  The girls are very excited about participating in  Great Backyard Bird Count  in February which seems to be so fun.   Really?  Did I just say February...that is like next week!!  Time is just flying by!! 

Karsyn learned interjections this week.  Those sentences are always fun!!  Kamryn is still working on prepositions...I think we will be here a while, there is so much to know about those pesky critters!!!  She is enjoying the time alone with me though, that is for sure!

In Math, Karsyn is finally beginning to really catch on to subtraction with borrowing.  She is beginning mixed numbers and even did a little bit with the 13 subtraction table!!  That one is never fun to learn.  Kamryn has been learning about acute, obtuse, and right angles and triangles.  We will review that some more next week and her test on them will be Thursday!!

We are still enjoying our new Bible curriculum from Positive Action and have memorized 1 Corinthians 13:1-5.  They will know all the way to verse 7 by the end of February and I couldn't be more proud.  I strongly recommend this Bible curriculum. 

We joined a field trip group this week as well.  I am so excited! We are getting to be so social...LOL!!  We are looking forward to meeting up with these friends once a month for a fun day!  Our first field trip is to a cupcake shop in town.  The girls will get to make their own cupcakes and learn about operating a cupcake business.  So appropriately fitting with our new obsession with Cupcake Wars!

Places We are Going and People We are Seeing...
This weekend is Karsyn's birthday so we are going ice skating!!  She is very excited!!  We also have a cancer benefit for Jamie Navarre, a dear friend of my sister who was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon, rectal, and liver cancer a week after Thanksgiving.  We are praying and believing that God has this under control and that whatever happens will glorify Him.

My favorite thing this week was...
Going to the Classical Conversations Open House.  I think my girls would say the same because they got to pack up their school work and go to Mrs. Kayce's for school.  Maw Maw Genny came as their substitute teacher and Mrs. Kayce has a hammock in her school room!  SCORE!!

What's working or not working for us...
Do I need to tell yall again how much I LOVE our Bible curriculum.  I really can't emphasize that enough!!

Homeschool Thoughts and Questions I have...
This week I am really trying to figure out what we are meant to do next year in the form of weekly outings.  Do I want something as elaborate as Classical Conversations or would your standard Co-Op work for our family?  We have a group of 12 kids that are homeschooled and we are very close to their parents already.  Could we form our own group that meets once per week or should I join something already in motion?  Lots of wheels spinning in my head right now as far as that goes!!

A Photo to Share...
This has absolutely nothing to do with homeschooling, but look what arrived in my mailbox from my BFF Amazon this week...

I'm so excited to start this book {which I have cheated and read a few pages of already}.  I am participating in the Bloom Book Club's study of this book beginning in just a few days!!!  Its not too late to join!!!

** This post is inspired by Sue at The Homeschool Chick, who has begun keeping a journal of the happenings in her homeschool.  She has inspired me to do the same.  Im linked up at The Homeschool Chick with other moms who want to document their days.  I love the idea!!

1 comment:

  1. A hammock in the schoolroom??? Really, how fun!

    I am going to look at the Backyard Bird Count, sounds interesting.

    I have seen the book a dozen times and thought about it but haven't done it yet. Hmmmm.


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