Friday, February 4, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal - 3

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In our homeschool this week...
Was a lot of ice! Well, not IN our homeschool, but outside our window. Snow is fun, ice . . . not so much!

Places we're going and people we're seeing...
We've got more ice & snow coming, but hopefully, we're going to church tomorrow . . . other than that, we're staying pretty close to home.

My favorite thing this week was...
Something "clicked" for both girls in Spanish this week. They are FLYING through the flash cards, and so proud of themselves for their progress. Ironically, considering our recent weather, the word they continue to struggle with is, "the snow".

What's working/not working for us...
While I think it's a great program, the Bible curriculum we've been using since Christmas wasn't working for us. There's nothing WRONG with it, but it's not challenging my kids. I don't think, given what the curriculum is (a 1st grade Bible curriculum for Christian schools), it should be made more challenging, because, it's all stuff a child NEEDS to know, it's just stuff that OUR kids have already learned. So the girls & I talked about that some this week. They like the curriculum well enough, but they agreed it wasn't teaching them anything new. A couple years ago, when I purchased The Princess and the Kiss, I'd also purchased the Life Lessons. But, while we've read the book numerous times, and they love it, we'd never worked through the Life Lessons. I happened to see that on the bookshelf when I was looking for something else I was thinking about using, so I suggested that idea to the girls & they loved it. So, we started it on Friday. I think it will be a great February Biblestudy for us!!

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
My personal Bible studies this week challenged me to remember to "number my days"  (Ps. 90:12) and really look at how I'm spending my time. I think this is something most (all?) Homeschool Moms need to remember (I've written this at the top of next week's planner page, as a reminder, as I look at the schedule each day). What's REALLY important that we teach our children? And how much time do we focus on those things, vs. the minutia that is life on this earth?
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4 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a sweet picture! You are right, we do need to be aware of how we spend our time.

Blossom said...

You're 'new' Bible curriculum looks interesting. My kids are 11 and 14 so I don't think this would fly well in our house lol but I like the way it is set up. I didn't look but perhaps they have one for Little Princes...and for older Princesses and Princes?
And thanks for the reminder about time we spend. Great idea to put at the TOP of the page- keeps oneself vigilant.
Btw, I've given you an award :)
http://www.nlfamily.net/2011/02/15-wonderful-stylish-blogs.html

musicalmary said...

Visiting you form The Homeschool Chick. I am now following you. Hope your ice melts soon!

Michelle Smith said...

We also recently switched our Bible curriculum, because what I originally purchased just wasn't working. It sounds like you had a really good week! :)