The Homeschool Mother’s Journal – Week 10

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

Thanks to the Homeschool Chick and The Kelley Eight I will now be journaling this fantastically crazy journey we are on.  I am thrilled, excited and thankful!

Week #10:

In my life this week…

Planning.  Planning!  This drives me crazy, I am not a planner.

However, I have to submit a Summer work schedule to my boss, schedule Camps and classes for the boys, and research and plan my curriculum for next year.

I have sat down many times and can never quite finish.  My mind goes crazy when I try to coordinate.  This is hard stuff for me – why?!?!

In our homeschool this week…

I introduced my 1st Grader to a notebook we bought called “Story Starters”.  It is a worksheet with a blank frame area and several ruled lines.  At the top of the sheet there is a question, some are silly, some are interesting.  The one Preston picked was – How could a cake be ten feet tall?

Preston enjoyed drawing a super tall cake, then he wrote a paragraph describing how he would make it and what it would look like.  He enjoyed the exercise and I enjoyed seeing the results of his imagination.

My nephew comes over a couple times a week and he is a star student.  He actually asks for worksheets and completes them.  Then he brings them to me to check, it is so cute.  He does awesome!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We got out this week!  It was so nice.  We went to Red Rocks and let the boys hike around.

We also took a field trip to our local gardens.  We saw so many budding bulbs.  The boys got to play in a rock cave and skip rocks on the pond.

They also went to several playgrounds and last night we went to a family fun restaurant called the White Fence Farm.  It was a wonderful experience.  They have a playground, farm animals, a 2 story slide, dance floor, books, a play area, so much more too.

My favorite thing this week was…

Watching the boys play, I love to watch them run around playgrounds and parks.  They have such energy and no inhibitions.  They are so free.

Their curiosity is always taking them on an adventure.  They play so well together too, for the most part, lol.

What’s working/not working for us…

Outside school, school on the go.  When we went out and about this week, I took some markers, paper, worksheets, and flash cards.  I had opportunities through out our play time to pull them out and have some school work fun.  Then back to playing.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

How do you stay sane and on track when looking at all the curriculum choices?  I have a hard time keeping track of it all.

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

Found this site on another blog,  I think it is a nice little tool to have.  It is an online spelling list that you create and then your child takes a test.  The website says the word for the child and uses it in a sentence.  Pretty nifty and a nice way to break things up and do a virtual test rather than always on paper.

Here are some pictures of the boys on the trails and rocks around Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Oliver at Red Rocks

Sam at Red Rocks

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Love to hear how moms with boys can get them to be active for a little while. They need this sometimes. It looked like a great place to visit.


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