In my life this week…I have decided to tackle my weight issues and take control. In one sense I am pleased to have had this struggle as it's given me a deeper appreciation for others who have and are struggling to loose baby weight or life in general weight.
Up until the last ten years or so I could eat anything I wanted but no more. I have gone up and down the same 10 kg for the last five years and find that really frustrating. I have 25 kg (60 pounds) to loose and my health to regain. So beginning next week I want to add in a weight loss and exercise check to my run down.
In our homeschool this week…
- We took a trip to Federation Square to meet Australian Olympic Athletes.
- Started reading A Little Princess.
- We are working on the character trait of listening in the little book: Get Wisdom.
- Time! We spent the day learning about time and analog clocks. What a complicated business with a little person who listens and tries to improve upon the design as you try to explain! We will persevere.
- We are working on place value in maths. I found this great iPad MontessoriTech Stamp Game app I can't use and am now trying to find one that will show place value for my android.
|Finding Free Kids' eBook the No Twiddle Twaddle Way|
- Bethany has a great blog where she has a daily list of free books available on Amazon for you to look through.
- Yesterday I bought for FREE:
A Way Through the Sea (Young Underground)
- On Today's list I purchased FREE Understand Basic Chemistry Concepts: The Periodic Table, Chemical Bonds, Naming Compounds, Balancing Equations, and More
- Today's FREE book list contains 18 books.
- Bethany explains how to use her lists and how to read Kindle books on ANY device in her blog post Finding Free Kids' eBook the No Twiddle Twaddle Way.
Christopher Columbus - Explorer of The New World (A Short Biography for Kids)
Galileo Galilei - The Telescope & The Laws of Dynamics (A Short Biography for Kids)
- Today is the last day of the iHomeschool eBook Omnibus sale. You can purchase $350 worth of titles for $25. Pop on over to Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler for a full list of titles and a purchase link.
- Personal Library Organising over at Learning Alongside. I am keen to apply this idea to the balance of my library.
- Seven Strategies for Home Schooling Moms over at Keeper of the Home.
- Leader Boy Warrior who wrote this excellent post titled Spring is coming. Please pop on over and be encouraged by this young homeschooler.
- Reading Jo's post: Back to our regular scheduled program - homeschooling again!
I needed this. I've had these crazy panic attacks this week about
homeschooling Sir N as an only child. It's one thing to homeschool two
or more children but let me tell you it's a totally different ball game
raising and homeschooling an "only" child. Jo's insight and sharing of
her families experience has reaffirmed
myour choice. The best part is him saying he wants to be homeschooled. Thank you Jo your heart has lifted mine!
- Tuesday we did our trip to Kelly Sports. We also visited Granny, had a hair cut and took Miss J for a trial at a coffee shop. I'm shocked at how low wages are for teens these days. Pure usury.
- Wednesday took a trip to Melbourne Federation Square to meet our Olympic Athletes.
- Thursday make up lesson at swimming.
- Friday We are celebrating a friends baby boys first birthday. We are also going out to dinner courtesy of my husbands work to celebrate the ROAR (Recognising Outstanding Achievement and ) award that Paul won.
My favorite thing this week was…
|Meeting the Olympians of 2012 from Victoria.|
- Contemplating our curriculum and learning outcomes for next year. Our school year only starts in January but with all my American friends speaking about curriculum my appetite is well and truly whet.
- Not this weekend but next is Fathers Day so I've been happily pinning ideas on Pinterest and thinking about what to do with my kids for the Daddy in this house!
- Naturally Knocked Up by Donielle Baker.
- Natural Home Made Toothpasted Suggestions.
- Homemade Probiotic Deodorant
- The Charlotte Mason House - School Room
- Homeschool Planning: Putting Paperwork and Plans together.
- A Corpse at St Andrew's Chapel by Melvin Starr (completed)
- A Trail of Ink by Melvin Starr (completed)
- Unhallowed Ground by Mel Starr.(completed)
- Escape by Carolyn Jessop
- Teaching the Trivium by Harvey Bluedorn.
- I am trying to cook healthy this week. So far I have managed two meals out of five.
I’m grateful for…
- Friends who own books and are happy to loan them to me. I have really enjoyed the Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton.
“Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.”Blessings
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess
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Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers