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Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal - Week 3

My favorite thing this week was…

celebrating Sarah's 8th birthday!!!

In my life this week…

Up until yesterday everything had been going smooth.  Yesterday - everything still went smooth except me.  I suddenly became an emotional wreck.  Everything that we are doing and needing money in almost everything we are doing and I had a break down.  

Praise God for praying family and friends to help pull me through.  Honestly, sometimes I thought to myself - what is wrong with you girl - stop crying....but the tears just kept coming. 

In our homeschool this week...

We enjoyed reading from the book of Matthew and learning about Dwight L. Moody from Hero Tales.

Challenge A - Jonathan is working on Canada this week, researching wildflowers (Virginia Bluebells were his choice), 1st conjugation in Latin, the parable of the talents in Bible Based Writing, and finally made it to multiplication in math.  I'm thinking we might should have went ahead with Algebra 1 instead of pre-algebra.  The review sure seems slow to me!

Stephen and Sarah.....

again - review, review, review - we may need to just skip some!

Learning the states and capitals, the equator, continents and oceans and drawing them all.  I went ahead and downloaded Road Trip USA Geography and History to enhance our state studies.  Starting next week, we will take 2 states a week to learn more.  We are also using Big IQ kids to help supplement our state studies.

Decided to skip grammar this week completely and start it along with spelling next week.

Classical Conversations
Cycle 3 - Week 3 (although we haven't started back yet - the kids were BEGGING to begin so we did ;)

Boston Tea Party, Pedro's Journal

We love our Apologia Anatomy Notebooking Journals!!!!!  We've decided to go with the suggested schedule and do science 2 times a week for now anyway.

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

Classical Conversations starts Tuesday!  Soccer Practice also starts this week.

Questions/thoughts I have…

Lord please give me the strength!

We're reading…

The Core (again!)
Read Alouds:  The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Pedro's Journal

The Magician's Nephew

The Matchlock Gun

The Courage of Sarah Noble

Our week in pictures.....
Getting ready to do our science experiment.

We will update next week with the results and yes that sign is very necessary around here!

Hurricane Irene clean up.


  1. Hi! I am stopping by from THMJ. We will begin our first year of CC in about a week and I am excited. We have already started other subjects on a lighter schedule for a couple of weeks, but I am anxious to get going on CC. I LOVE The Core and keep it by my bed right now for looking up things. I am glad to have found you here and will be following you. I'm going to check out the resources you listed, too. Have a great week!

  2. Oh, no! I've had days that have been overwhelming too! Time for some Mom Time (which can be very hard to find).

    Do you recommend the Apologia notebook journals? We've always used the free pages from Jeannie Fulbright's website.

    Also stopping by from The Homeschool Mother's Journal!


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