The Home school Mother’s Journal began as a single post on a Friday morning over at The Homeschool Chick, and turned into a link-up for homeschool mothers across the blog-O-sphere to share a piece of their journey with one another each week. The link party is open from Friday to Monday so join me in The Homeschool Journal and lets encourage one another on our homeschool journey.
In my life this week…
In our homeschool this week…
- We made Paper Snowflakes.
- Spent a light week on school as I was sick.
- We watched The Secret Life of Plants.
- We started a Printable Lenten Calendar for Kids.
- I ♥♥ doing a Jesse Tree at Christmas and this week Collette shared her Jesus Tree over at The Art of Being Mama. The Jesus Tree is a continuation of the Jesse Tree and used during Lent to retell the story of the Life of Jesus.
- Got our learning spaces in order.
- Remember your home school planner / Instructor Guide is your SERVANT not your MASTER YOU dictate the daily happenings not the guide !!!!
- Life's a beach for newlywed Nick Vujicic (Author of Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life ) who got married recently. (Wedding Photo's). Find out more at Attitude is Altitude.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
- Paul and I walked 8 km on Sunday at the Wyndham Rotary Fun Run/Walk to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
- Swimming lessons.
- My Sister took Sir N to Play School Concert.
- Went to my brothers place to celebrate my sister in laws birthday.
- Counting down the months, weeks and days
My favorite thing this week was…
- Listening to Mr T play and build train tracks with Sir N
- Having a specific library book box. I don't have to hunt the whole house down to find that missing library book anymore.
- Read about this idea over at Behind the Scenes and was really intrigued. I think I will give it a go. Won't make 2012 I don't think but it will definitely help me de-clutter.
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Running Total out of the goal 2012
Questions/thoughts I have…
- I have been reading and listening to: Read, read, read, read to your children over at I Take Joy and wondering how much time do you spend reading to your children each day ? How old were your children when you stopped reading to them ?
Twenty Minutes a Day
by Richard Peck
Read to your children
Twenty minutes a day;
You have the time,
And so do they.
Read while the laundry is in the machine;
Read while the dinner cooks;
Tuck a child in the crook of your arm
And reach for the library books.
Hide the remote,
Let the computer games cool,
For one day your children will be off to school;
Remedial? Gifted? You have the choice;
Let them hear their first tales
In the sound of your voice.
Read in the morning;
Read over noon;
Read by the light of
Turn the pages together,
Sitting close as you'll fit,
Till a small voice beside you says,
"Hey, don't quit."
- A blog button for A Charlotte Mason Companion Blog Hop I would like to host starting on the 21st of March 2012.
- Gathering books at the library to do Egypt in Expedition Earth next week with Sir N.
- When Your Home school Goes On Survival Mode over at Heart of the Matter.
- Unashamed by Francine Rivers.
- Read, read, read, read to your children over at I Take Joy
- Guest Post: Reading Aloud With Our Littlest Bambinos over at Thriving Home
- Home Made Pizza
- Macaroni and Cheese.
- Mince and rice.
- Gluten Free Cup Cakes.
- A husband who is faithful and supports me in so many different ways.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
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