Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Homeschool Mother's Journal - Busy Times

Life has been happening around here, though I haven't done a very good job of recording it down. Life has been very busy and I don't see it improving anytime soon.

On the homeschooling front we have been plugging away. We just finished up Term 2 for our school year. My biggest problem is that I am not prepared for Term 3. Our kids have participated in a competition the past few years and it time to start preparing for it and trying to find the balance between school work and competition projects is not an easy task. Here is just a few things we have been doing.

March 22 Collage

1. Delani recited Psalms 23 for Presentation at our co-op. You can see the video clip below. I thought  she would never get this, but one morning she got up and just said it. I did resort to recording it on the voice recorder on my phone and then let her carry it around and listen to it. That worked really well and what kid don't like carrying around mom's phone?

2. We have been reviewing Spelling You See, a new spelling program put out by Math-U-See. He has been enjoying this program. Look for my review in a couple of weeks.

3.  I was blessed with sixteen sets of luncheon snack trays. I like using these for small parties that I have and after the baby shower I realized I didn't have enough. A lady that volunteers at the library where I work gave me these and I feel very blessed.

 4. Philosophy Adventure is another review we are working on.

5. A lot of reading has been happening around here. Chantry and Destini finished up one of their history books, Abraham Lincoln's World and literature books, Oliver Twist and King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table.  Abraham Lincoln's World and Oliver Twist were a favorite reads and poor King Arthur was tolerated. They also finished up their biography reads. Chantry read Geronimo: Wolf of the Warpath by Ralph Moody and Destini read The Tale of Beatrix Potter by Margaret Lane.

Caleb finished up Endurance - Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing and Mr. Standfast by John Buchan. He also finished up Bridgeway English Book 1. He is working really hard on Algebra II and Stewardship. His biggest thing he needs to do yet is government, but we are putting that off for a week or two yet. He also listened to some Poirot mysteries, which as soon has he was finished were taken by his sister.

Chantry finished reading War Inventions by Charles Gibson as a science read. He also finished reading Lad: A Dog for a free read and has recently started Good-Bye, Mr. Chips.

Destini, who has been working on a cross-stitch project and putting together a quilt  has been putting audio books to great use. Here are just a few titles she has listened to:
-Anne of Green Gables
-Rebecca of Sunny Brook Farm
-The Story of the Treasure Seekers
-The Wouldbegoods
-Poirot mysteries
-My Man Jeeves

I am hoping to find time this week to plan out our third term. Maybe one day I will actually get my whole school year planned at the beginning of the year!

Delani's reciting the 23 Psalm:

1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain on the planning and prepping front. Arrgh! If I could get planned and prepped in advance, my poor preschooler who would be SO happy doing a bit of schooling would get the attention he craves.

    Lots of good reading/listening going on! I hope you'll share something for this month's RAT which is coming up this week (hint, hint).




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