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Friday, May 11, 2012

My Homeschool Week

It's a great opportunity to record and share the events that happened during your homeschool week by joining The Homeschool Mother's Journal over at Homeschool Chick.  Just click on this link.  Here is a record of two weeks ago (sorry so late-technical problems) homeschooling:

In My Life this Week...It was a great week even though I experienced some pain every day in my hands and feet.

On Wednesday, we took a field trip to visit two big brothers in college.  It was great fun.  After my son's girlfriend and I parked the car, we had to get the security card to enter the dorm building.  My son puts the card in a glove and throws it down to his girlfriend from the fifth floor so she can use it to enter the building.  I thought this was so funny...just like my son to think of this.

We were able to see their pet gerbils and watch the fish in the water fountain at the Catholic Student Center.  It was better than being at the zoo.  My sons and one of their girlfriends were so hospitable to us while we were there.  It was great to see them and spend time in their environment.  If I get a chance later, I will post some pictures of our trip but am having some technical difficulties.

On Friday, we visited good friends for our homescool co-op.  The kids had a great time.  We focused on the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary for our journal entries and prayed a decade.  We also made an agreement to continue the co-op next year for our sons.  I will still be teaching Journal Writing, but we will have to begin to write more in first grade next year.  One of the other moms will have to come up with another subject to teach.

My Homeschool Week...

Math - Middle School:  Corrections; Using Prime Factorization to Reduce Fractions; Dividing Mixed Numbers; Lengths of Segments and Complementary and Supplementary Angles; (Kindergarten - Addition and Subtraction with manipulatives).

English - (Kindergarten - Phonics:  reading, long I, rhyming words, short/long vowels).

Religion - Morning Offering and Rosary every day; Reviewed/researched vocabulary in ten bible verses regarding speech; (Kindergarten - Fifth Sorrowful Mystery, 1 decade, and review of Creation).

History - (Kindergarten - Using directions on a globe and following directions to color a globe, marking poles, and equator; Drawing, coloring, and labeling own globe).

Science - (Kindergarten - Observing and identifying different kinds of weather; using symbols to indicate weather; identifying appropriate dress for different kinds of weather).

Writing - Middle School:  Final edits on paper "The Gold Bread" and revised Dress Ups and Sentence Starters; (Kindergarten - Three Journal Entries / see Reading).

Reading - Middle School:  Shadow of the Bear by Regina Doman and The Journey by Peter Kreeft; (Kindergarten - Thunder Boomer by Shutla Crum and bible verses about laughter; Dimity Dumpty-The Story of Humpty's Little Sister by Bob Graham with reference to the Good Samaritan.

Latin - Middle School:  Parsing, diagramming, and translating sentences; Quized on Vocabulary Chapters 1-3 and First, Second, and Third Declensions.

Music - Piano Lesson

Phys. Ed. - Ballet Lesson

I am inspired high school daughter, Kristen, who has handled a very sensitive issue with friends at her school in a very mature and virtuous manner.  I am so proud of her and, here at home, we are always praying for Kristen and all of her friends.

Things I'm Working on...Grading my eighth graders Math and figuring out how to copy pictures from CD to the computer so they can be rotated.  This new blogger won't let me rotate my pictures.  That is why my post is so late - sorry.

I'm Reading...Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp

What's Working/Not Working...Our summer schedule of Latin, Math, and Writing is working out extremely well.

I'm grateful for...The beautiful weather we had Saturday morning.  I went for two walks; sat out on our deck with hubby; wore shorts; did exercises, stretches, sit ups and lifted weights; and did not like the mosquito bite I got on my arm (we have a pond behind our yard).


  1. Sounds awesome! You always accomplish so much with your children! :-) I love how your son threw the card out the window to you! How fun to visit them at school. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! God bless! :-)

  2. I too love how your son threw the card out of the window!
    Happy Mothers Day!