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Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal – Week #2

In our homeschool this week…

After all the Back to School festivities last week, I think we had a “typical” school week around here.  I am still tweaking our schedule a little bit here and there to make our days flow better but overall things are going really well. 

We studied Letter A this week (phonics + handwriting) and I think Emma Lee can actually recognize it consistently now.  We also focused on The Fall in the Garden during history this week and did lots of reading and math. 

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I guess I was so busy teaching and keeping up with the household that I did not take many photos this week.  But I did catch Nate as he presented his 1st Phonics Museum this week.  He has watched his big brother present these for the past 2 years and was so excited to finally have his turn. 

These photos are from last week but they show his excitement so well…

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Places We Are Going and People We Are Seeing…

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Thursday was a busy day for us.  We went on a field trip with our homeschool preschool group.  This was our 1st time to go on the Publix Supermarket tour and it was soooo much fun!  I really did not know what to expect but the employees did a great job and I think we all learned something new about how a grocery store operates. 

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Going back to see the butcher.

We ended our field trip by heading back home for a yummy Publix lunch (chicken tenders from the deli and the yummy goodie bag full of fruit and snacks that they gave us).

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It was a fun morning and we ended the day by having some new friends over for dinner.  Sorry no photos!!

Bright Lights Friends: The group photos from our field trip are over on our Share Site so grab a copy for yourself.

My favorite thing this week was…

Watching these 3 “perform” our new history song for us one night this week.  Josh and I got so tickled because we can see their different personalities shine through during this little performance. 

I am grateful for…

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This guy.  He set up a babysitter and took me out Friday night to celebrate our 1st date.  I should mention that we did have a cute little chaperone join us for the evening. 

What is Working/Not Working for us…

I have implemented a “planning period” into my afternoon routine (15 minutes) and it is really helping me prepare for the next day and clean up any messes from the current day’s activities. 

Grammar on the other hand is not working.  We are having a hard time fitting this particular subject into our morning school time so I am going to try moving it to a later time slot in the afternoon.  Caleb Davis is the only one that works on grammar this year so it should be easy to do while the little ones are down for a nap.

As you can see, we had a really fun week and looking forward to another great one ahead!
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1 comment :

  1. Love the video! Cute! ::laugh:: And a great field trip idea! It's nice to see how those everyday places work! Looks like your week went quite well!

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