Friday, May 20, 2011
The Homeschool Mother's Journal
In my life this week…The Jane Austen Book Club I wanted to organize and start this year had its first meeting this evening. Goal accomplished! and also, since I started sewing I seem to have taken over the dining room with my sewing machine and notions. This week I converted my craft room into a sewing/craft room. It was a big job. I'm glad that is done.
In our homeschool this week…Watched two versions of Alice in Wonderland (our May theme unit) and then made Venn diagrams comparing them. Finished up first grade spelling. Ordered fall curriuclum books for the girls from Catholic Heritage. (click here to view their great homeschool supplies site).
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… actually I am enjoying being in "stay at home" mode. Mr. Darcy, however, seems to be making alot of trips to Home Depot.
My favorite thing this week was… Audrey's girl scout bridging ceremony. She is now officially a Brownie, and I have been asked to take over as leader of her troop this coming year. I am very excited about that.
What’s working/not working for us… Starting earlier is working for us. We use to start school at 9, but starting at 8 is really working out well. Getting up earlier is working out better for me. You could say this is a byproduct of my recent jetlag but I do get more done when I get up earlier as opposed to staying up later. How about you?
Homeschool questions/thoughts I have… I am thankful for the opportunity to homeschol. I am thankful for a husband who supports it and is okay with me not working at an outside job (I am a speech-language pathologist) while I educate our children. Overall, I am just thankful.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… one of my favorite things in my sewing room...my Buckingham palace pin cushion; picked up on our trip last month. Isn't it darling?