Friday, May 27, 2011
My Homeschool Week
It's time for The Homeschool Mother's Journal. Just click on the name to go to this great meme.
In my Life this Week: At our homeschool co-op, we had a wonderful colonial celebration. It was so nice to be able to talk to all the moms enjoying the colonial food and costumes together. We're usually so busy teaching our classes that we have little time to talk. The moms are so wonderful and it was a good feeling to have fellowship together. We also took a trip to a new library. My daughter finished up her paper and I read Henry and Mudge books to my pre-schooler. He was playing with some giant teddy bears they have in a reading corner while I helped my daughter.
In Our Homeschool Week: Summer Schedule
Religion: 1) Catechismclass.com - The Tower of Babel 2) Journal - The Crucifixion
Writing: 1) Revised final draft on IEW summary. 2) Pre-schooler wrote one journal sentence.
Reading: 1) William Bennett's - The Moral Compass and The Book of Virtues 2) Pre-schooler - Catholic National Reader and library books.
Math: 1) Greatest Common Factor (GCF) 2) Properties of Geometric Solids 3) Mean, Median, Mode, and Range 4) Pre-schooler - MCP Math
History: Colonial celebration at Co-op.
Music: 1) Piano Lessons and practice. 2) Piano Guild
Physical Educ: 1) Last Ballet Class before the recital.
Places We're Going/People We're Seeing: Co-op families and library
My Favorite Thing this Week: My favorite part of the week was definately our co-op celebration.
What's Working/Not Working for Us: Getting up early and beginning math immediately following our Morning Offering is working great for us. Morning is the best time for all of us to do our work. In my dance and movement class, I teach the kids that we pray first before we play. We take on the same attitude in our home life. We pray and work before we play.
Homeschool Questions/Thoughts I have: The swimming pool is opening up this weekend. Now that my preschooler is four, he is going to want to go swimming often. My four older children are on swim team or are lifeguards and will be at the pool constantly. Does anyone else have a serious committment to a summer sport and how do you manage homeschooling with it?
A Link, Photo, or Quote to Share: "If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time." Margaret Thatcher