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 home school this week…
- We continued our Expedition Earth journey and visited Nigeria.
- Nigeria has one of the largest diversity of butterfly's in the world and Wednesday was Akira Yoshizawa 101 birthday so we made an origami butterfly with simple step by step video and photographic instructions from Origami Way.
- As a follow up to our visit to Science Works two weeks ago we watched A is for Adam and D is for Dinosaur. I would love to buy the books.... We also read The Magic School Bus in the time of the Dinosaurs.
- As a follow up to our visit to Egypt we watched Joseph and the coat of many colours,and I found two more interesting books.
- We have continued with Abeka math and Sir N is starting to get the hang of the teen numbers.
- We have been doing the letter 'V' in language and continued working our way through Fun Tales. I am really enjoying listening to him read aloud.
- Do you use your iPad in schooling ? Have you seen iPads for Education ? Have a look around their Apps page there are eighteen categories to look through.
- For more educational apps take a look at: iPad educational apps for preschoolers and iPad Educational Apps.
- 15 Grammar Goofs to Avoid over at Aussie Home school. EXCELLENT post.
- March Calender over at Home School Share Blog.
- Saving the Day over at Home School Share Blog.
- 10 Writing Truths for Teens over at In our Write Minds.
- Homeschool in Freedom: Throwing Out the Rules by Susan Lemons over at Home preschool and beyond.
Excellent encouraging article that makes you think about your
preconceived rules of homeschooling. do you need to follow them ??
Here is a sneak peek: Many homeschoolers, especially new homeschoolers, live under a self-imposed set of “rules” based on their perceptions of what homeschooling should be. These unspoken “rules” are often based on our experiences with public schools. These “rules” often hurt us and our kids...... Make sure you head on over and take a read and be encouraged.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
- On Monday we spent the afternoon at the Steamrail Open Day looking at vintage trains.
- Tuesday saw us go on a midnight adventure in the sea.
- Wednesday saw us sleep in and go to a friends house for a play date and some origami.
- Thursday was my Dad's Birthday and we did a short trip to the library to collect many reserved titles.
- Friday we went to WORZ to visit the three gorilla's behind the scenes to finish off our Expedition Earth Nigeria Unit (definitely a great perk for being married to a Zoo Keeper).
- Counting down the months, weeks and days
My favorite thing this week was…
- Listening to Sir N giggle as he watched an original version of The Three Little Pigs.
- LATE bed times .....
- 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.
|3||Returned to their owner||5||8|
Running Total out of the goal 2012
Questions/thoughts I have…
- What are some fun interesting FREE things you have done with your children ?
- I had so much fun going to the Steamrail Open Day on Monday that I have been poking around Visit Victoria website planning other trips for us to do this year such as: Happy Birthday Peter Rabbit, The 2011 Gertrude Street Projection Festival, Melbourne Open House and Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
- To Keep…or Not to Keep…the Home over at Visionary Womanhood.
- Renewing the Mind over at Good Morning Girls
- A book review on Good Girls guide to great S*x over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
- I'm being inspired by Jamie Cooks it Up !
- Suya (Nigerian Chicken Skewers)
- Jollof Chicken and Rice Traditional Nigerian Dish
- West African Benne Cakes
- Friends who encourage me with fun food and fellowship.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
- Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. - Anne Frank
|We went to see the gorilla's behind the scenes at Werribee Open Range Zoo|
This post is linking to:
Grateful for Grace: What We're Learning