Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Homeschool Mother's Journal #4

  • IN MY LIFE THIS WEEK... I had another "Lord, I can't do this on my own" break down the other night. I must say that I stress out sooner, anger builds oh too quickly and my focus switches to myself when I don't pray and read God's Word on a daily basis. Not that I am any more "spiritual" when I pray and read the Bible, but I am strengthened and can LOVINGLY guide my children when I commit myself to these particular activities. 
  • IN OUR HOMESCHOOL THIS WEEK... We've had sickness this week, so we read books, put puzzles together and watched a few educational shows on PBS for a couple of days. 
  • PROGRESS REPORT... Adelle was able to read several single-vowel words this week!  
  • WHAT'S WORKING/NOT WORKING FOR US...We're using A Beka for K5 lessons with Adelle (well, for everyone b/c everyone sits in on her lessons). We're using the very basic phonics, writing and numbers. I like the way phonics is going. I can't decide if I like the numbers part or not and we're taking the handwriting slower. I had originally planned to do lessons year round, however, I'm finding that I need to rethink this. I am thinking that I will tweak my plan that will allow us to charge on with phonics and numbers with handwriting being the majority of "lessons" throughout the summer (along with fun summer activities!). 
  • I'M COOKING... Nothing to speak of. I'm in a rut. I need some inspiration!
  • MY FAVORITE THING THIS WEEK WAS... All the cuddle time Adelle and I shared this week while she was under the weather.
  • I AM THANKFUL FOR... our homeschool support group! 
  • SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK... "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

1 comment:

  1. Don't sell yourself short. You also have to get your gets out the door early and have taken on another kid. Which he loves already, even if he wants a pj day LOL.


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