Friday, June 17, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal - June 17, 2011


In my life this week...
I have been blessed to be able to continue to be faithful in my Bible reading and exercise in the mornings.  It is amazing to me how much better life is when I am spiritually & physically refreshed.

In our homeschool this week...
We are supposed to be taking the summer off, but my 5-year old continues to beg to do one subject or other.  This week, it was Math.  I was able to print off some of the kids' worksheets from Mathletics this week, and Gloria was more than thrilled to get started.  As homeschooling 5 older students has left her somewhat neglected, we are catching up with her schooling this summer and she is a willing student!

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share...
Plan, plan, plan.  If you go into your school  year without a plan or goals, very little will be accomplished.  

Places we are going and people we are seeing...
This week, we stayed pretty close to home, which is a rarity!  What a blessing it was to only have to do a couple of things outside of the home.  We had our second round of annual physicals this week and will finish those up this coming week.  We had the farrier here on Wednesday to trim our horse's hooves.  Our niece, a horse-lover, came for that and stayed the night along with her brother.  The girls rode the horse and explored the woods while the guys went fossil & frog-hunting.  Our church's music school began last night and we've been occupied with that today and will attend again tomorrow.  After tomorrow's class, most of us will head to some horse Fun Days and see what kind of action we can find there!  

My favorite thing this week was...
...getting things a bit more organized for the upcoming school year!

Question I have...
What planner do you use for your homeschool?  Do you use an on-line planner, a pre-printed planner, or do you make your own?

Things I'm working on...
Besides laundry?  I'm printing out the children's Math worksheets for the year and purchasing the remaining books needed.  Then I can get going on our IHIPs and weekly plans.  I'm also finishing up the parade pictures I took last week.

I'm reading...
Jan Karon's newest book, "In the Company of Others."  I finally was able to get it out of the library and am so excited to read it.  If you've never had a chance to read the Mitford series, I highly recommend it!

I'm cooking...
...way too last minute for my taste.  I've been extremely lax in my meal-planning these past few weeks.  Sadly, this results in meals that our often nutritious & yummy but thrown together at the last minute!

I'm praying for...
My Gloria.  She had some lab work done this week as we try to get to the bottom of these stomach pains she's been having.  We'll go over those this Tuesday and discuss what, if any, further tests should be done.  Also praying for my Anna who has an invasive test this Wednesday that she will need to be somewhat sedated for.  

A link to share...
As today is the 3rd anniversary of my son's scoliosis surgery, I will remember it by revisiting this post I wrote that day.  There are other posts that were written at that time that you may find interesting, if you have the time this weekend.  God was so good to us at that time.  It's unbelievable how well he is doing now. This past Tuesday, the doctor measured him 1/2 inch taller that I!

That's about it for this week.  For some fun weekend reading, head over to The Homeschool Chick for more Journal entries!

3 comments:

Angel said...

Wow! Busy week for "staying close to home". :D
I enjoyed reading, and will be visiting again!

Lisa said...

Goodness you had a busy week! As far as planners go the most affordable and easiest for me to use is Donna Young's Homeschool Printables. You can print what you need when you need it and nothing more. I have purchased different planners, but find that I don't use many of the forms and so this is the easy way for me! HTH Blessings, Lisa

Ashley Key said...

Hooray for a follower's box! :) So glad I can follow you now! Thank you for stopping by again and especially for the prayers! You are so sweet!