Homeschool Mother's Journal

The Homeschool Chick

When Sue, at The Homeschool Chick started the Homeschool Mother's Journal last week I was very excited to participate. I think it's such a great idea... such a simple and great way to share thoughts and see what others are thinking as well. Please visit her site and encourage some other homeschooling moms today!

In my life this week..... I have finished my first knitting project! Thank you to my friend Karen for teaching me to knit. I'm also feeling very overwhelmed with CLUTTER in my house and I'm trying to tackle one small area at a time. Wish me luck... I'm also feeling the need to blog about a lot more of our homeschool projects, but I just don't have the time.

In our homeschool this week... we learned about mummies! We wrapped a mummy today and put his organ in Canopic jars. What a blast that was. We also made good progress in Math and Grammar, AND we dissected owl pellets at a nature center.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...we had our homeschool co-op on Thursday and that is always so much fun for all of us! We took a field trip to a local nature center and learned all about owls in the state of Georgia.

My favorite thing this week was: sitting quietly each night when the kids were in bed and knitting and talking to my husband. I know - the simple things really make me happy.

What's working/not working for us: Story of the World is definitely WORKING. I love love love reading the chapters with the kids and doing the activities. In general, however, I feel like I've loosened up too much on my children and we need to get back to a lot more structure in the coming weeks.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have: Do a lot of you homeschooling moms veer off path as much as I do? I can make a plan, but we deviate it from it by the middle of Monday morning!!!

A photo to share: this morning I took the kids to the park first thing... they were the only ones there and got to run and play a long time. It was GOOD for them. I sat quietly by the lake and just enjoyed the solitude.

I hope everyone has a restful weekend!