Friday, August 24, 2012

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…
Busy with church, cutting out a new dress, and putting up the harvest.  I made salsa and jalapeno jam.

In our homeschool this week…
We're easing into school.  Math, Bible, Reading, and for  Emily, Time 4 Writing's High School Essay Writing.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share...
Not started yet?  Don't worry.  Nothing can make the beginning of your school year frantic as quickly as worrying about the start date.  Nearly every year, we ease into school with math, Bible, and reading.  Other subjects are added over the next week or two as they arrive (if ordered late) or as we're ready.  The transition is not as shocking to our systems that way.  ~smile~

My favorite thing this week was…
Receiving my new sewing machine.

What’s working for us…
I call out to my children, "I'm calling a hundred!"  Then all four of us scurry around the house calling out the numbers as we put things away.  Book returned to the shelf, "ONE!" Glass put in sink, "TWO!"  Dishes put away, "THREE, FOUR, FIVE!"  We tidy our way to 100.  The house always looks so much nicer afterward.  If things are really looking shabby, I call 200.  Gasp!  I know, your house never looks that bad.  ~smile~

Things I’m working on…
I'm trying to finish up my selections for curriculum for the fall semester.  I'm just about done.  I may have to buy a few things. 

I’m reading…
Ten Girls of American History is our current read aloud.
I'm getting ready to read A Sound Among the Trees.

I’m grateful for...
cooler temperatures, if you can call ninety cooler, and air conditioning.

I’m praying for…

A photo to share…

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  1. I love your "I'm counting to one hundred" idea! Wish I'd thought of doin gthat when mine where younger!

    Have a great day :o)

  2. First of all, hope you get that needed rain! We have some today and it's in the forecast for the next couple of days! We were hoping to stain boards for our staircase, but that's not going to happen! :(

    I really want to read Ten Girls From History. That's on my list to get!

    And I know you're enjoying that sewing machine! Congratulations!

    We do the same....ease into school. We were supposed to start this past Monday, but life interrupted and now we will start this Monday. We've learned to just go with the flow.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I wish I had all these fabulous ideas when my kids were at home.
    Both my children home school. I wish I had been able to. But, the next best thing they went to Christian private schools. Dad is a little old school. Or was. Well still is. But he didn't see the point of homeschooling. Thankfully my kids do. I just wish they would use more resource like this to help them. Thanks for sharing this. I love it. Good luck on your plans. I know how important and how much work.
    I teach preschool and am required to do lesson plans. It's a lot of work trying to be creative. Wishing you well and praying for you.
    Have a good school year.

  4. I wish you well this year as well, Lynn. May God give you the grace, mercy, patience, love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control you need to do all you do!

    Thanks for encouraging me!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage


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