The Homeschool Mother’s Journal – Week 8

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 #8:

In my life this week…

Working out some issues and questions I have with theology, fun week – eh!  I have had many concerns about some things I have heard preached by a popular pastor.  The best thing to come out of it was me diving into the Bible and some Commentaries.  Interestingly, my oldest asked about why Peter started to sink on the lake… this is one of the topics I was researching.  Perfect timing as usual, thanks God!

In our homeschool this week…

OLIVER is reading!  This is so fantastically, awesome!  He turns 5 on Monday and will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall.  I went to a consignment sale recently and headed straight to the Homeschool and book section.  SCORE!  I picked up 2 sets of BOB books!  Oliver dove right in.  We read Mat, Sam and Dot together then he took over.  I was amazed and so happy.  I have been worried about teaching him to read.  It looks like the phonics work paid off!  Also, Starfall.com is a great website for this.

My oldest is learning fractions and time, also were are working on reading comprehension.  I am realizing that I need to have him write creatively more.  I picked up some story starters and would like to work on those.

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

This week Preston got to race soap box cars at his boys club, he loved it and can’t stop talking about how the steering wheel actually move the wheels on the car.  Saturday is our church easter egg hunt, they love this!  On Sunday we have been invited to a Seder!  We are really looking forward to that.

My favorite thing this week was…

Oliver reading!

What’s working/not working for us…

**REPEAT**Space is still an issue.  If we do get into this house, it will provide much needed space for my 1st grader to work, read and build things without his brothers destroying his work.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

The thought I have been having a lot lately is this:  I love homeschooling!  I love being with my boys.  I love teaching them and learning with them.  I love for them to be able to ask any question at any time.  Just so grateful to be able to do this.

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

Oliver reading, and yes he is in shorts and a cowboy outfit (thanks Cher!)

BOB Books

oliver reading a BOB

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Linda Chappell says:

What a smart little boy!! and soooo cute!

Sounds like a great week. I want to start participating in this when we start our new school year. We have so many loose ends being tied up right now, it is a little crazy, but I want to have a way to keep these memories alive. Homeschooling is awesome!

Jamberry

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