Friday, 7 December 2012

HSMJ - New TOS member

In my life this week…
I was invited to join The Old Schoolhouse review crew for 2013.   

We also found out that my sister in law from South Africa and her husband are coming for a flying visit next week. I'm so excited as this is the first time in 16 years they have been able to come!
I spent a good deal of time deleting 90 spam comments!  So annoying.
Sadly my documents drive on my pc died yesterday.  An even sadder fact is that I have not backed it up for the last six months so might have lost all my photo's for that time period.  Please pray that we are able to rescue my pictures.

 In our homeschool this week…
  • I have been reading Jotham's Journey to Sir N and he is really enjoying it. We are reading a couple of extra chapters each week because don't have a full five weeks to read.
  • Looking for Advent printables among my Pinterest pins.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
  • There are two great resources currently being offered for free. The Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History and Adventures in ArtSee my post on Saturday for details on obtaining these two books.
I am inspired by…
  • How much support and encouragement we receive being on the TOS crew.  I am amazed at just how much work the crew leaders put into each day.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
    • On Monday we caught up with the T Family
    • Tuesday we visited Granny J and went to Kelly Sports
    • Wednesday we joined the family in helping Granny put up Christmas.
    • Thursday C came for a play date, and the W Family came over to make a 21st birthday cake.
    • Today we are going to the Victoria State Rose garden for a picnic and tonight we are hosting an annual homeschool family pot luck dinner, carol singing Christmas light looking (or as Sir N puts it hunting for Christmas lights) evening.
    My favorite thing this week was…

    What’s working/not working for us…
    • The fact that my pc died yesterday.  I am amazed at how much I use it !

    Questions/thoughts I have…
    • Are any of you on TOS crew ?  Or have any of you ever been on crew in the past ?
    Things I’m working on…
    On My Bedside Table ...
    •  Teaching the Trivium.  Really enjoying this but I do confess I am chewing my way through it  it is not an easy read at all.
    In Bloggy world I’m reading…
    I’m cooking…
    •  Nothing too exciting as we are still on holiday recovery mode and I have not done the shopping yet.
    On Pinterest I found...
    • This week not very many new pins.  I have not managed to get onto my boards much. Hoping to remedy that tomorrow.
    I’m grateful for…
    •  My brother who is able to help me with any technical difficulties with my PC

    A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
    "A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices." ~Horace Mann


    This post is linking to:
    Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers - Weekly Wrap Up
    iHomeschool - Homeschool Mothers Journal
    Hammock Tracks - It's a Wrap


    1. Good morning Chareen!
      Congratulations on being a TOS crew member!!! Yay!
      I was a TOS member in 2011. I'd have loved to keep it up, but found the time to teach at high school level, starting up piano teaching and trying out new products tricky to manage by the end. I may apply to be part of the crew again in 2014.
      The products are awesome, so I'd love to see what you get to play with! :)

      1. Morning Catherine.
        Thank you :) Well my first dry run review is due today so I am really looking forward to posting it :) Let me know what you think.
        I am feeling a little overwhelmed with the size of the forums etc ...... but loving meeting new people :)

    2. Wondering how many Australians are on the TOS Crew for next year. :o)

      Congratulations again~!!

      1. Yes I have been wondering too. Congratulations to you too :)

    3. Chareen, Thanks for linking up with me last week. Love your site...keep up the good work!

      1. You are welcome :) I enjoy your It's a wrap linky :)


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