Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Homeschool Mother's Journal: My Crafty Week

In my life this week…
This week was an okay week. I had a minister's wives meeting to attend Tuesday evening and since I work on Tuesdays I had to make sure I left for work a little early so I could off a little early.

Everything else was pretty normal. I feel frustrated at times, because I just can't seem to get to some things I need to. I suppose taking time to reorganized my Pinterest boards could be a hindrance to doing what I should be doing.

I also have had a very hard time getting up in the morning. Gray mornings don't do anything for me. I need sunlight, but unfortunately I happen to live in Oregon which makes a 50/50 chance of seeing it!

In our homeschool this week…
Chantry did about a lesson and the beginning of another one in The Logic of English. He learned another cursive letter. We need to do more letters during the week, but so far that hasn't happened. We did five lessons in Primary Language Lessons and he completed almost all of Lesson 7 in MUS Delta. He also finished reading Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill.

Destini completed Lesson 4 in Spelling with Sound and Structure 5, 5 lessons in Language Lesson for the Secondary Child 1. She had to work on writing limerick poetry. I helped her with the first one:

There was a girl with a twitch in her eye,
She turned out to be a really good spy.
She went to the store to buy a book.
While she was there she caught a crook,
And then a book she did buy.

Then she wrote:

The pest of a flea,
Jealous was he.
Of the firefly's glow,
For he had none to show
Because in the darkness he'd always be.
Chantry and Destini are still enjoying George Washington's World for world history. They are also reading Poor Richard, Robinson Crusoe, This Country of Ours, & Minn of the Mississippi. They finished up Chapter two in Exploring Creation with Zoology 3. Chantry works in the junior journal notebook, while Destini does written narration in a composition book.

Caleb worked on Lesson 5 in MUS Geometry. He did readings and narrations from Up From Slavery (Ch. 6-7), Uncle Tom's Cabin (Ch. 10-12), and English Literature for Boys and Girls (Ch. 61). He worked on Spanish with Visual Spanish. He also worked on Week 4 in Writing with Skill.

We wrapped up the week with our Music Study of Claude Debussy and Artist Study of Norman Rockwell.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
Caleb went to his art class. We went to the library and then Shade picked them up and they went to see Granny and Papa for a little bit.

My favorite thing this week was…
Delani's quotes:
"I'm not enjoying my lunch!"
"Mom, am I a genius?"

What’s working/not working for us…
We have started Family Time Fitness and I really like it, but sometimes I just forget! I also keep forgetting about Bible and Poetry memorization.

Things I’m working on…
I made a "College Survival Kit"  for our friend Hannah, who we consider part of the family, since she was starting college this week.

(Idea from here.)

I also made was able to make my mom some decorated mini composition books and photo's frames for her fridge, and a card for her birthday. I was so with it I even got it in the mail on time and it arrived before her birthday. (See her gifts below)

I’m reading…

I’m cooking…
Hamburgers & Roasted Potatoes,
Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
Chocolate & Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I’m grateful for…
The beautiful weather we are still enjoying. I am trying to soak it all up, before the cold hits.

I’m praying for…
Our country.

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

Mini Composition Notebooks

Magnetic photo frames

Birthday card

The card and composition books were all made with Echo Park Paper For the Record 2 Tailored Collection Scrapbooking Kit.

I am linking up at iHomeschool Network & Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You have been busy! I'm jealous. ;-) I miss doing homey stuff, but life has been so very busy lately that I just haven't had the time or energy. I hope to slowly add some things back in as life begins to slow down for us a bit, but I'm afraid that probably won't be until after Christmas.

    I love the composition books and the college survival kit! Cute!



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