**This post is linked up to The Homeschool Mother's Journal, a weekly wrap up,hosted by Sue at The Homeschool Chick.
In my life this week…My husband surprised me with tickets to Paris. I leave in ten days. And, on that same note, I got an A on my oral French Presentation in class on Tuesday night! Also, wrapped up my online History class through ULM (it was an 8 week course). What a week!
In our homeschool this week…Got in alot of reading time each day. I am thankful that all my kids really seem to love reading. and I love that the afternoons, after lunch and our daily activity, we have some quiet time in our homeschool. Good for the kids. Good for me.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… Repeat after me "I will not compete with other homeschoolers. I will not compete with other homeschools. I will avoid competitive moms and I will feel good each day in the knowledge that what I am doing is enough".
I am inspired by… travel
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… going to the library once a week and I leave for Paris in ten days. I am filled with a nervous energy/excitement that is hard to describe. I am excited to be able to practice my French I have been learning all year.
My favorite thing this week was…The Paris tickets day of course. I did not see that one coming...
What’s working/not working for us… Waldorf inspired curriculum continues to work for us. As I continue to read about it and learn more about it myself, the more I know this was the right choice for our family.
Questions/thoughts I have… wondering if I am going to be able to finish the prepping for the girl scout ceremony taking place at our house tomorrow...nothing like waiting till the last minute. In my defense this week I had midterms to study for, that pesky oral presentation for French class, and my daughters 5th bday party coming up to plan! This week was crazy!
Things I’m working on… My French
I’m reading… Northhangar Abbey by Jane Austen (still). Just finished Beyond the Rainbow bridge by Barbara Patterson. Great book.
I’m grateful for… my family
I’m praying for… my children
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… We watched this clip from Je T'aime in French class last night. It is only 6-7 minutes long and has the lovely actress Margo Martindale in it. I hope you enjoy is as much as I did. It is so heartwarming. (You will need to pause the blog's music by scrolling down to the music player icon on the bottom of the right side bar and pressing the pause (II) icon) :-) If you are unable to see it well, or dont want to bother with pausing the blog music, click HERE for the full screen version. I promise, it is SOOOO worth it!
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Blessings, mes amis,