Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal - 1

A new link up I discovered at The Homeschool Chick's blog via Be Not Afraid's blog...I may try to stick with this one!

 The Homeschool Chick  
***not sure if the questions are supposed to be for the previous week, or the upcoming one, so I did a mix of both =)

In my life this week...
The beginning of our week was nice and quiet for a change!  We had no doctor's appointments, no errands, and we just stayed home and enjoyed playing outside in the sunshine.  I got the garden bug, and started thinking about what to plant for our spring garden.  The second half of our week picked up in pace quite a bit.  Phil volunteered to chaperone for a boys' retreat this weekend, and when he does that, I usually drive to my Mom's house to spend the weekend.  So, we are just getting home from spending some time with my Mom, siblings, and nieces and nephews.  Always hectic, but always fun!  My sister and I did lots of knitting, some cooking, and the kids had fun playing together at Granny's. 

In our homeschool this week...

This week, we started our 3rd quarter!  It went really great, actually.  The week before, we were on quarter break, so I spent that time doing my quarter lesson plans, and we hit the ground running on Monday morning.  That quarter break did wonders for Natalie's focus and my patience!

Places we're going and people we're seeing...
Let's see...this coming week, we've got quite a full calendar.  Our homeschool Valentine's party is this week, and the kids all have dentists appointments.  It's also Andrew's 4th birthday this week, so we'll be going out for pizza, and my neighbor is tagging along.  His birthday is the same day as our dentist appointments, so she is going to help me with that, and we'll treat her and Andrew for lunch in return =)

My favorite thing this week was...

getting to spend a few days with my family!  We are 2 1/2 hours away, so I only get to see them every couple of months or so.  

What's working/not working for us...

Well, my school filing system is definitely working for us!  I am especially appreciative of that right now, since I just re-filled my file box for the new quarter, and I'm able to really enjoy the time-saver that this system is for me.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

Right now, I'm just kind of struggling with dividing my time between all four children.  I worry about not giving each one enough attention they need/deserve to feel loved.  I'm worried about being able to homeschool more than one kid at a time!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
Luke's first smile on camera =)
Our new chalkboard for school!!
late afternoon art project =)




3 comments:

LivingFree said...

I love that nice big chalk board! I know what you're saying about dividing time. I have seven and right now I feel really stretched. I know God gave them each to me and will fill with His abundance where I am lacking.

Cathy LeBlanc said...

Thanks! We have really been enjoying the chalkboard...now, all I need is a bulletin board and an American flag, and we'll be in business =) How old are your children? seven sounds incredibly overwhelming to me right now O_o

JOYfilled Family said...

i found you via the homeschool chick. lovely reflections.
Pax Christi - lena

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