For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Homeschool Journal

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...

For the past few weeks I have been trying to get hold of my time and be more effective in the way I juggle household, homeschool, church and down time. I am making progress, but my blog suffers from it. I am totally fine with it, as it is of course a matter of priority.

In our homeschool this week...

In the past couple of weeks a lot has happened. We were able to follow our schedule and cover all of our different subjects. Last Saturday we had a project fair, which went quite well. The boys really enjoyed it.

Joho's was on boat:
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Zach's was on police
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This week we concluded our Unit 2 of TOG year 1. This was a long unit with lots of information but we made it through. Their  favorite part was learning about Ancient India, Ancient China and Ancient Greece.

The boys enjoyed playing with balloons as we  started studying about electricity in our Real Science 4 kids.

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In Math I have implemented Math computer games for Zach from BBC Skillwise and Helping with Math.
Places we're going and people we're seeing...

We went to the park both last week and this week. It is still a bit chilly but the sun was calling my outdoor loving younger son, so out went. . .

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My favorite thing this week was...

Seeing the kids playing together more this week, and also getting along more rather than disagreeing with each other. My hubby reminded me of the verse : "How good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity. . ."

Also, seeing my boys learning to play chess better, with a book about chess opened in front of them.



What's working/not working for us...

Our study of Training Hearts Teaching Minds and the Bible memory system  from Charlotte Mason is working well for us. The kids know their verses and their catechism well. They ask a lot of questions which is even better.



Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

I need to find a spelling program that uses minimal actual writing. Does that even exist or is that completely unrealistic?


A photo, video, link, or quote to share...

A puzzle map of Israel
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Phoenician bread (in other word pita bread), which Zach really enjoyed. I hate to say it was good. The recipe came from the activity book of Story of the World I

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3 comments:

Shellie said...

Hello, just visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party. I had stumbled upon your blog before and really loved it. Will need to come back again.

Blessings!
http://animperfecths.blogspot.com and http://createdtobringhimglory.blogspot.com/

Mrs. O said...

The project looks like lots of fun! You have inspired me. We are not in a co-op or group at all. We really need to get involved with one. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from the Hop. :O)

christina said...

You keep your priorities first!!!

Love your hair! Did you get it cut? It's nice to see you in some pictures!

What a blessing the Lord warmed up the day enough for your boys to enjoy some outdoor time!

I miss you! I feel like we haven't "talked" in a long time! Expect an e-mail from me in the next couple of weeks (I have a lot going on right now so I am staying busy!)

Blessing to you!
Christine

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