Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Homeschool Mother's Journal - February 6-10, 2012

Math time!

In my life this week…
Monday was a pretty normal day: school, errands, dinner. Everyone (not me) watched Courageous and enjoyed it. I was in the kitchen making Red Velvet Cookies for my homeschool mom's meeting for Tuesday

On Tuesday, after getting the younger kids through their school work, I headed off to work. I had brought my cookies, but as I was turning a corner they met with disaster. They tipped over, though they didn't fall out of their container, but they did NOT look pretty anymore. I turned went around the block and dropped them back off at home. No one is the family were too sad that it happened since they got to eat them instead. I had to then run to Walmart to buy more cookies! At our meeting, we met in the church auditorium instead of their annex. Due to that not a lot of people ate snacks. By the time I got home, I had cookies coming out of my ears!

Wednesday and Thursday were thankfully very uneventful.

Friday was my husbands birthday. He took the day off work. Friday is a light work day, so the kids still did their work. Later in the evening we celebrated by going out to eat at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. We then came home and he opened his presents and had birthday cake.

In our homeschool this week…
Everything is going along as planned. For Christmas the boys got 10 Days in the USA and 10 Days in Europe. They finally opened them up this week and everyone enjoyed playing and learning geography. I can see that we will be adding more of these to our game stash.

Destini and Chantry are reading Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare by Diane Stanley. I am really enjoying this book. Very enlightening and helpful.

We started our new hymn, Send the Light, and our new folk song, Hickory, Dickory Dock.

For our read aloud, we finished Through the Looking Glass and started Men of Iron.

I am inspired by…
Hymn Study--it works!

Delani's favorite song is "Power in the Blood." When my mom was here she taught the Wordless Book in Sunday School and ever since then anything red she calls, "Power in the Blood."

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
Piano lessons, writing lessons, & homeschool mom's meeting.

My favorite thing this week was…
I overheard Delani talking to her yogurt (or maybe is was an imaginary friend):
"You are beautiful and sweet and lovely--just like me!"

What’s working/not working for us…
I love Math U See. All three kids are getting close to an end of their books. They are all being challenged, but definitely getting it.
Questions/thoughts I have…
Is it already that time to start thinking about next year??? I am not going to stress about it yet. All three kids have to take evaluation tests this year, a state requirement. These always stress me out, though I try not to be.

Things I’m working on…
Yeah, I finished Caleb's science schedule for the remaining of the year. I also was able to work on Chantry's Term 3 plans. I have Caleb's left to do and then go through all three and finalize everything. I also need to work on writing up their Term 2 exams.

I’m reading…

I also finished a pile of books this week. You can read more here.

I’m cooking…
Chili, Stroganoff Chicken, and Red Velvet Cookies.

I’m grateful for…
My wonderful husband!

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

Mishap of the cookies!

Birthday dinner.

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

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  1. I pinned your red velvet cookie recipe - my kids LOVE red velvet cake!

  2. It looks like you had a fun and productive week! The cookies look delicious! Just stopping by from THMJ.



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