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September 7, 2012

Homeschool Journal - 9/7



IN MY LIFE THIS WEEK.... 
We have been ultra busy!!!  We had the opportunity to host the stomach flu in our home last week - stayed a good three days with us! :(  There was quite a bit of catching up to do from that!  I also teach a Wednesday night class at our church for the 1st through 6th graders.  We began our new year this week, and so I spent any available time preparing new materials and decorating our new room.  Overall, it was a tremendously busy first half of the week, but it was worth it to see all the kiddos having so much fun on Wednesday evening!

IN OUR HOMESCHOOL THIS WEEK...
Because of the above busyness, we have had a "light" week in homeschooling.  Miss E and Mr. A have continued their Math, English/Phonics, Reading and Writing, but we have left the rest for next week.  Miss G and Miss M have had their kindergarten only 3 days this week instead of 5.   But that's OK...that's why we homeschool! :)

QUESTIONS/THOUGHTS I HAVE....
I LOVE the homeschooling method we are using this year.  We have switched from using the very traditional ABeka Book curriculum to using the Charlotte Mason method. I have used simplycharlottemason.com. as my  primary guide. I do feel like I am in the middle of a great big experiment all by myself and quite often think I am in over my head.  I would love to hear from others (particularly those who have elementary age kiddos) who use this method.  What does your schedule/routine look like?  What are some resources/websites you  use? Where do you find your books?

PLACES WE'RE GOING....
We were able to spend Labor Day (Monday) at our County Fair - an annual tradition here!  It was full of great food, lots of rides, and even more standing in lines waiting for the rides.  Despite the lines, it was a wonderfully fun day!

I'M READING...
I am reading through the Bible in 90 days.  It has proven to be a bigger challenge than I thought.  I got behind last week while our family was down with the stomach flu and partying at the fair (two completely separate events - I assure you!), but I am making great progress this week and am hoping to be caught up by Sunday.  I have enjoyed reading the Bible this way and am finding that it is providing a fascinating perspective.  I'm also finding that some of the details of the familiar stories are not the way I thought they were! :)

I'M GRATEFUL FOR:
The fact that I can be with my kiddos all day.  There are so many things we get to experience in the everydayness of life - the countless conversations we have, the even more countless number of  questions I get answer, so many jokes we can laugh at together, the mistakes I can correct in the way I feel will best help my child.  The best thing is....I get to be the one to do all those things.  I'm so thankful for those opportunities that surround me everyday.

I'M PRAYING FOR:
This week has been a challenging one because of the extra busyness within it.   There have been several days this week when I wanted to wear a sign that said, "It's 5 PM.  Mom has closed for the day."   As you well know, that's not really an option. (I know this sounds quite contrary to what I just said in the above paragraph, but both are true!) I am praying for more energy and a lot more wisdom, a restful weekend and a fresh start next week!  I'm so thankful for those fresh starts, aren't you?

What about you?  What has your week been like? 

Happy Friday!


 

2 comments:

  1. I laughed out loud about your "It's 5pm..." sign. :)

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  2. I'm sure you can relate to that feeling! :)

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