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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Homeschool Mother Journal

It's been a while since my last Homeschool Mother Journal. That does not mean nothing has been happening  here. We have been busy reviewing for The TOS homeschool crew. It's been fun to try new products, but it also makes for our homeschooling to be a bit unusual.
So what has been happening here:
In my life and homeschool  recently ...
Well, school, music lessons and sport. These days we are doing  Math and English, using online programs,  such as K5 Learning and Reading Eggs, and the boys are enjoying them. Watch out for the upcoming reviews of these!
We also have started A Child's Geography and I am really enjoying working through that book.
Handwriting is still going, now the boys have started a contest while they do it.
French is on and off, but we are working on our conjugations. Zach has "to be" and "to have" down. Now working on "to go".
Science is still going as well. We are still working through Elemental Science Biology. We finally finished our study of mammals and have now moved on to birds.
Since the end of January, the boys have been involved in a sport elective on Thursdays. They just completed 5 weeks of Volleyball, and next week will be starting 3 weeks of basketball.

My favorite thing(s) this week was…
1. Flowers from my hubby on Valentine day and our Valentine dinner:

2. Realizing that even though it drives me to the wall to see my eldest in a constant "Jedi motion", he gets lot of exercise in the process, so . . .
What I am reading these days ...
Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick
The Good Wife's Guide  by Darlene Schacht
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism by G.K. Beale
Homeschooling at the Speed of Life by Marilyn Rockett

Questions/thoughts I have…

My boys are absolutely obsessed with Star Wars. What's a homeschool mom to do?  I know a unit study, but my boys are not into unit study. . .

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

Here is a site that I have really been enjoying in the past few months, especially the podcasts: Reasons to Believe.

Make sure to check some more moms' homeschool Journals @ Homeschool Chick.


Henry Cate said...

Please consider submitting something about homeschooling to the Carnival of Homeschooling. If you are interested, here are the instructions.

If this week is bad for you, you are always welcome to submit to future carnivals.

If a "blog carnival" is a new term, this might help.

Here is the archive of previous carnivals

Participating in a blog carnvial is a good way to get more exposure for your blog.

Thank you for your consideration.

Patricia said...

You sound like an amazing Mom and Lady!

Following via Linky Follower Party hop and I am now gladly following you on Linky Follower.

Blessings to you and Yours!

momto8 said...

seems you are on a great track with your family! I admire all homeschooling parents!! Every kid in my house loves star wars!! I think they have these movies memorized! the reflective mindfulness of the Jedi is what I want my kids prayer life to resemble!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Linda said...

Visiting from the Linky Party. wow. More power to you for homeschooling. Best wishes, Hope you will visit me also and follow. Linda

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

Your Valentine's dinner looks yummy. I'm following your blog with Linky followers now.

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