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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 WeekSummer Schedule

Religion: 1) - 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


  1. Fantastic ideas shared this week. I'm new to this link and LOVE all the great blogs I am finding, and the inspiration is fantastic too. Thank you!!

  2. <3 the quote... I wrote it down so I can remember it!!

    I dream of those days when everyone can be up and at 'em early in the morning... I'm just not sure how to get my late risers up without having total meltdowns a couple hours later. *sigh*

    We don't have a summer sport commitment, BUT when cheerleading and football season roll around- sheew-eee mama!! All three of my old-enough boys play football and both my girls are cheerleaders for the local peewee team, plus Jr. Titans cheerleading and t-rac, plus ballet and tap for the girls...we are one busy family! I try to plan it to where we are sort of on 'light' school schedule' and make up more of the meat before and after the seasons are over. In fact, we end up taking more of a summer vacation during the fall months than we do over the summer!


  3. Our sport this year is "soccer" and the practices begin in late summer. So, until then, we have no sporting commitment; which is a first for us...we usually have baseball then football.
    My teens are taking summer art classes though but this is not as strenuous as a sports commitment.