Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal – Week #4

In our homeschool this week…

We started our new co op this past week.  Monday morning was full of excitement as the children all got up super early and got ready to head out on our new adventure.


It was a great 1st day and we are all really looking forward to the new adventures ahead.


The rest of our week was spent learning Math. It is really a lot of fun for me to see Caleb Davis get beyond the “basics” and start doing the kind of math that I always enjoyed learning.


We focused on learning about The Flood in our history lessons and we learned more about Creation this week in our bible lessons. 


We also learned about the letter B in Phonics and we studied about article adjectives in Grammar.


It seems like we also spent a good bit of time practicing our spelling words, handwriting, and reading literature too. 


Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

I am not so sure that this is a tip but Caleb Davis read this book this past week and loved it.  It is a great one!

Places We Are Going and People We Are Seeing…

We got to hang out with these 2 fun friends this week.


We focused on school work for a while and then relaxed the rest of the afternoon with a fun history video while the 3 little girls took a nap.


We also hung out with lots of friends at our monthly Show + Tell on Friday.  Caleb and Nate presented the 1st 16 events in our history song and Emma Lee showed off some of her favorite work from her school binder.  It is always so fun to see what the other boys and girls are learning in their home schools.  We also enjoyed the picnic and fellowship afterwards.  It was such nice weather.  I remember being so hot and pregnant last year!


My favorite thing this week was…

Seeing Josh walk through the door on Thursday evening (sorry no photo) and watching these little ones run to the van to load up for our 1st day of co op.  They were so excited!


What is working or not working for us…

The prekindergarten phonics + handwriting stuff that I choose for Emma Lee is really working out well this year.  I will share more on this later but we are loving it.

We tacked some other projects this weekend so that patio that I was telling you all about last week is still not cleaned up.  We are hoping to get to that one later next week because a big part of what makes our school days work is keeping the little ones engaged and happy.

I am cooking…


In the crock pot a lot these days.  It is just so super easy and something that I can throw in during the morning and not have to think about it again until 4:00 pm. 

I am grateful for…

safe flights home and telephones so we can stay connected. 


1 comment :

  1. Looks like y'all are off to a great year! We started our homeschool adventure two weeks ago, and we're loving it so far. I'm learning right along with them!