Today's Wisdom

Saturday, January 12, 2013

First School Week of 2013 - Week 15

In my life this week… 

We jumped back in full swing this week - with schedules, with school, with life!  Since being sick so much over the holidays, we had just stuck close by home and done very little so I was really dreading jumping back in.  We ended up having a really good week though so I think everybody was craving a little more routine.

In our homeschool this week… 

It was tabernacle week in our MFW lessons.  We didn't have all the supplies that it called for but we made do with items from around the house and this ended up being a very fun project!  We used cardboard, folders, tape, and glue!

What’s working for us… 

We've searched high and low for the "right" spelling program for us.  We've tried Sequential Spelling, All About Spelling, Abeka Spelling, Spelling Power.  None of those really seemed to work for us.   

So this year, I purchased Spelling Workout Level B for Sarah and Level D for Stephen.  Well, they both love it.  It is a simple program.  You work on 10-20 words per week and have exercises to do each day with your words.  At the end of the week, I put their list in Spelling City and they take their test on the ipod app.  It's so simple but it's working so well for us.  Finally!!

Things I’m working on… 

I'm going to start back knitting wash cloths.  I need some more for myself and if it works out well, I may start selling them.
(update: see finished one here)

I’m pondering… 

It's that time of year when I start to reflect back on the school year and begin preparing for the upcoming school year.  We have spent a lot of time out and about the past few years and I'm ready to stay home a little more.

I’m cooking… 

More and more - our eating out days have been cut back drastically.  We have several big trips coming up and several unexpected expenses so saving money is a must!  I've found it helps to have some quick and easy meals on hand for preparation during those busy times when we are tempted to just grab something.  Some of those meals for us are...

Breakfast Meals
Pasta dishes
Fish sticks
Salmon Burgers
Sloppy Joes

I’m grateful for… 

our health!!!!!!!!!!! We needed the break but I'm sure glad everyone is back to normal and feeling better.

I’m praying for… 

a new homeschool mom's Good Morning Girls group that I just joined.  I'm also leading our Hello Mornings group again which will be starting soon and finishing up our Esther Beth Moore study.  So, I'm praying for me and all the moms/ladies in these groups.

Photos of the week…
I'm linking up with The Homeschool Mother's JournalWeekly Wrap-Up, and Collage Friday.  I love looking at other homeschoolers weeks!


  1. Wow! I better check out that spelling program! We've tried everything you have except for A Beka and NOTHING has clicked. Well, I guess I can't say daughter is finally moving along in Sequential Spelling. She's on day 38 and should be on 80. ;) I'll have 2 spelling next year and I'm a little nervous! Glad you're feeling better!

  2. Loved your post - and your tabernacle! I am allll for improvisations! Glad you are feeling healthier! (visiting from

  3. Jessy - I feel your pain! Hope you can find something to work for your family. I know how frustrating that can be.


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