Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal - 8

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week... I battled wasps . . . found the hole where they were coming in and dh caulked it shut, whew!! But more exciting, in the process (my fear was that there was a wasp nest under our bed or in our closet), I made some real progress on decluttering! One big trash bag of trash, several boxes of recycling, and 3 big trash bags of stuff to Goodwill! Woo-hoo! 

In our homeschool this week... we started something new for Bible. We're reading through the Bible in chronological order. Using The Daily Bible, but reading less per day than suggested. I feel that reading the Bible in a year is too fast a pace for 8 yr olds.

Places we're going and people we're seeing... we had bookclub this week. Miss Linda (whose house we have bookclub at) recently took a shelling trip to FL, and brought back tons of shells for crafts. She let A & L each make a shell picture while us moms talked, so a fun time was had by all :) 

My favorite thing this week was... L learned to use our espresso machine. Now she makes my latte and delivers it to my room while I have my morning Bible time . ..  ahhh . . . and perhaps more exciting to me than getting my latte in bed, is that she's excited to be helping in this way, maybe she'll learn to have a servant's heart.

What's working/not working for us... the girls' school notebooks were to the point of NOT working for us. . . with not traveling, I had gotten lazy about keeping their books up to date. They still had worksheets in their book from the Spanish program that we stopped using in Nov! And tons of loose papers shoved in the pockets from things we've been doing since then. . . so this week I went through and re-did them. Ahhh . . . much better!

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have... the sign-up sheet for next year's TOS Crew (curriculum review team) just came out. After making sure the girls were up for another year, I re-signed-up. Now the waiting game begins . . . they only allow a certain number of return people, so we won't know for awhile yet whether or not we're accepted for next year. . . I have mixed feelings, it's been a blast, we've gotten to try some really great stuff, and stretched ourselves some too, which is a good thing. But it also adds an extra layer of chaos to our lives, when a review period coincides with a period of lots of travel or something. I think I'm in a place of being ok either way, happy if we get to participate again, but content to have a simpler year if we aren't approved for next year.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
Proof that she does sleep once in awhile LOL!

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1 comment:

Michelle Smith said...

Wasps are never fun. I'm glad you've gotten rid of them! We get some in around our living room fireplace every spring. Since the fireplace is rock there are small spaces around the fireplace insert. Those pesky flying critters manage to worm their way in! I cannot count the number of times wasps have interrupted our school days!