Friday, 5 October 2012

HSMJ - Discovering Mali

In my life this week…
  Its been a rather busy but fruitful week.  On Tuesday afternoon I went to the local CHEF (Christian Home Educating Families) meeting where I met a teacher from the local Steiner School who is a Christian.  She came to share some insights into the Steiner method of education with us.  I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her and felt so encouraged in my role as a homeschooler and the privilege it is. There are a few of the Steiner methods that I would like to implement in my homeschooling one of them being the three day cycle of learning. I am still doing some research on this and will write more about it in the future.
In our homeschool this week…

A trip to the Zoo to celebrate their 150th birthday.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
I am inspired by…
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • Saturday -Visited Mr T in hospital.
  • Sunday - Spent the day at home and caught up on reading.
  • Monday - It was a busy day today and the best part was fetching Mr T from hospital.  He is still having some ongoing issues so we do still covert your prayer cover and support.
  • Tuesday - Paul's birthday.  It was a lovely day and we celebrated with great friends and family as well as a trip to Melbourne Zoo.
  • Wednesday - A day at home.
  • Thursday - Today is Mrs G birthday and she shares it with Miss B so they cam over to celebrate birthdays with cake and tea at our home.
  • Friday - Today was a great day too. This morning we enjoyed school, went to lunch at Aunty M's house and had a play date at Mrs T's house.  This evening we watched a documentary on Melbourne Zoo's 150 years.  We also prepared for a trip away tomorrow. We also managed to book tickets to see Maximus Musicus with the MSO in November.

My favorite thing this week was…

What’s working/not working for us…

Questions/thoughts I have…
  • How much written work would you expect of a seven year old ?
Things I’m working on…
  • Mentally sorting out how I will be using Sonlight with more of a Charlotte Mason approach and the Steiner three day cycle.  
  • Figuring out how to use my new homeschool / home planner.
  • How and what we will do in regards to teaching Shakespeare and Dickens.
On My Bedside Table ...
  •  Is my Charlotte Mason Companion and Teaching the Trivium.
In Bloggy world I’m reading…
I’m cooking…
  • Nothing new.
On Pinterest I found...

I’m grateful for…
  •  The families who have prayed for us diligently over the last two weeks and new friends.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~ Mark Twain 


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iHomeschool - Homeschool Mothers Journal
Hammock Tracks - Its A Wrap


  1. Chareen
    Just to let you know your son has been in my prayers{}
    btw I always love reading your blog links of reading, so interesting.

    1. Thank you Erin I have felt the power of those prayers this week. :) ()
      I am pleased you enjoy them Erin. This week has been quiet interresting for me too :)

  2. Well I have to say...I am not in your life, but this small peak into it conveys that you have your act together! Lovely end of the week post. Please consider linking it up to my "Its a Wrap." This is a new blog hop that allows us to reflect on our week.

    1. Hello Savannah Thank you for the invite. My life is far from together and I use these posts to help me regain my focus and move forward in homeschooling. I guess that is one of the dangers of these posts they always paint us far more perfect than we really are ;-)

  3. Phew, Chareen, sounds like a chalk full week! Writing from a 7 year old? Well, 1-2 sentences? LOL My 7 year old HATES writing. (He has fine motor challenges.) I keep it short and sweet for him!

    1. It was a little :)
      Glad to hear that 7 year olds resisting handwriting is 'normal'

  4. My now 8YO doesn't like writing. I expect daily writing, but it's often just copywork [10-15 words] and the title/date for her history narration [which she gives me orally]. I expect very good work since there's not much of it. I limit worksheets, too.

    1. Great advice :) I have just started expecting excellence and am surprised at the improvement even in two days :)

  5. Chareen, I loved this quote from Mark Twain and I've enjoyed exploring your site. I am featuring you this week at "Its A Wrap."

    1. Thank you Savannah :) popping over to check it out.


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