Friday 29 June 2012

HSMJ - Gifts to give to YOU !

In my life this week…
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I have really enjoyed my home school days with Sir N this week.  Something seems to have clicked and the two of us have been working well together.

In our homeschool this week…
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
I am inspired by…
  • All the wonderful mom's who share and encourage one another in the blog world.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • This week we have tried to stay home and not flit about the country side as much.  I must say I am feeling more rested and so is Sir N.
  • We visited Mrs T and had loads of encouragement.  She shared a new book on Character with me which I am keen to purchase and use.  It's called:  Get Wisdom!
  • We went to Werribee Open Range Zoo one evening to watch the staff prepare for the upcoming Wild Nights which starts on June 30th.  We even partook in a news paper photo shoot.  So we are waiting to see if Sir N will feature in the news paper on Sunday. We went last year and had a blast so we are looking forward to going again this year.  I highly recommend it.
  • Today we went to see Ice Age 4.  Was not overly impressed with it but Sir N enjoyed it emensly.
My favorite thing this week was…
  • Having a cup of tea with a friend.  We have been trying to catch up for the last six months but something always seems to happen and put a spanner in the works. 

What’s working/not working for us…
  • Finally getting to the library and taking out some books to help us learn about South Africa and the up comming Olympics.
Questions/thoughts I have…
  • What are you using to study the Olympics with your children ?
  • Can you recommend any notebooking resources ?
  • Which books have you enjoyed ?  I am looking for books for a seven year old.
Things I’m working on…
  • A unit study on the modern Olympics
  • A unit study on South Africa
I’m reading…
I’m cooking…
  •  Babootie a traditional South African dish.
On Pinterest I found...

I’m grateful for…

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

Source:  Facebook: AussieHomeschool


This post is linking to:
Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
The Homeschool Chick

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.
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  1. Sounds like a wonderful week!!! I love your little cartoon there ;) Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Birthday to you and your blog!!

    1. Hi Jenni.
      Thank you. It was a good week this week. Blessings

    2. I agree about the cartoon. Couldn't resist sharing it.

  2. Hi, Chareen! Love the cartoon you shared...too funny!

    I'm going straight to the links you posted on simplifying your homeschool. Thanks!

    Amanda Bennett has a unit study on the Olympics that I thought about checking out for my girls. You might like it:)

    Happy bloggy birthday!

    1. I agree Jenn the cartoon had me giggling for the afternoon :)

      Thanks for the link I'll check it out tomorrow.

  3. Happy First BlogAversary!!! Your blog is beautiful - you have really done a great job!

    1. Thank you Meg :o)
      Have a great weekend.

  4. Hi Chareen,
    Your blog is such an encouragement to me! You've inspired me and given me many ideas! Funny thing that you've cooked Babootie from South Africa. I was born in Africa! You'll find most of the African cuisine is quite spicy, chilli and full of volume! Enjoy! Thank you and God bless you and continue with your journey with Homeschooling!!!


  5. Thanks for sharing this , Chareen. I found a lot in common with the post on simplifying homeschooling. It was good to read.
    God bless:-)


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