My Homeschool Mothers Journal 8.26.11

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

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In my life this week…

It has been a week of ups and downs.  My sister was shopping for wedding dresses, and our beloved Pastor went home to Jesus.  A loving thank you note from one child, and debates with another.  It was just a roller coaster sort of week.

Oh, and I added some new worksheets, check out the My Teachers Toolbox tab

In our homeschool this week…

We studied the Letter B with Jeremiah and we are working through some of the books that are in our Before Five in a Row “curriculum”.

Hunter began reading the Princess and the Goblin (it wasn’t nearly as weird as I thought it might be).  we also introduced Long Division with a Remainder this week and learned about Static Electricity.

Evan worked on Algebra 2 and Tayler is working her way through Arguing about Slavery and her Biology and Algebra.

It has been a regular calm sort of school week, despite the aforementioned roller coaster.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

To mothers of little’s :  Playdoh and Clay ARE school.  So is a quick letter paper full of stickers that match the sound of the letter you are working on.  It doesn’t have to be fancy.  I write in Sharpie marker on colored paper all the time for a quick something for Jeremiah to do.  Don’t over think it.  Read lots.

I am inspired by…

My mom.  Some day’s she is sad.  Her heart is heavy and aching.  Missing my dad with a fervor that two years can barely ease. Everywhere she turns she is reminded of him….. and, of his absence.  My mother is stronger, smarter, and more amazing than she will ever give herself credit for. 

She loved my dad; oh, so very much.  I love you mom.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

Actually it appears that everyone is coming to us this weekend.  Out of town friends from Seattle are coming for the Memorial Service and spur of the moment, vacationing cousins are coming as well.  Gonna be a full house and I am grateful for the 8 rooms to stuff people into Smile 

Now, anyone local have an aero bed that I can borrow?

My favorite thing this week was…

Jeremiah announcing that he “muhst have dween DNA or sumping”  “ Betuz I have dween eyes”  Clearly he has been picking and choosing the parts of Biology that he has been listening too Smile

I’m grateful for…

A son who is outside in 90+ degree heat whacking weeds.  Love that kid.

I’m praying for…

Our pastor’s family and our church family as we all sort through the loss of a great man of God.

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

UGGH!  I have so many stories to still tell you about NYC2010!


For now, it is a little FAO Schwartz……and a big Lego Chewie.

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