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Friday, February 15, 2013

Homeschool Mother Journal

Today is Friday, which means the end of a school week for us here. This has been a bit harder than usual. Joho has been covering a cold which I guess has been affecting his attention span so that school has been a bit hard on him this week.

On top of that Joho is also suffering from recurring eczema. He had it pretty bad a few years ago and  had been doing quite well. But for the past month the eczema has been trying to come back. The fact that he excessively washes his hands  is making it even worst.

Anyway thanks to God we made it through the week

In our homeschool this week…
We covered our regular subjects: Handwriting, History, Spelling, Writing, Grammar, Math and French.

The reason why Joho is smiling in this picture is because they were doing a phonogram bingo.

In History Zach was very happy to continue adding to his states' map and make 2 more president cards.

In spelling we had a bit of a longer week going over the various ways of spelling the broad /a/ sound.

We are continuing with the French program from This is working quite well for them.

One of the issue I had this week is that I am realizing that the Math product I am reviewing with Joho is not working out for him and that has been stressing me out a little. I finally decided to stop him on it and try it with Zach to see how it would work for him. It's a good thing there are topics on there that he does not know much about (Geometry and Probability) I can have him test with. The funny thing is that He did quite well with it. Go figured, I picked the wrong kid for that review, oh well.

We are also reviewing a writing curriculum, and I am using it with Joho too. It is a bit early to tell if it is a good match or not, but I personally like the program.

We managed to do some science this week as well, continuing learning about the elements that make the weather: sun, air, water rotation and revolution.

Water experiment

What I am wondering about …

How to teach an active, hands on child when you are not a hands-on person?

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We had our regular volleyball practice this week.

My favorite thing this week was…

Seeing my son soaring in free writing. He has declared himself president and writes bills that congress supposedly has written and then, sits at his presidential desk, and veto or approves them. He also writes Acts of War and the like. He even has appointed his dad as Commander of the army. It has been very interesting to watch him this week. His spelling is bad but I am just happy he is writing. A year ago, he would cry if I ask him to write anything. He is the child who asked me once: " Why can't we understand scribbles. I wish we could write with scribbles."

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…
Our good homemade tasting valentine dinner this week: Duck and mash potatoes and chocolate souffle for dessert.

This post is also linked at Friday Collage


Mary said...

Looks like a great week. It is fun to see our kids make breakthroughs, isn't it?

Joelle A. said...


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