This is my first post for the homeschool mother's journal and I am really excited about it. Sue, over at The Homeschool Chick has come up with a great way for homeschooling moms to connect. It is called The Homeschool Mother's Journal. Finding all these great things in the blog world has been so wonderful. I never realized that there are so many ways to connect out there. Here are my thoughts for the day:
In my life this week: I started my new blog and found so many wonderful sites out there about homeschooling. I have already found great information that I will use in my daily life as well as in my school.
In our homeschool this week: TG has finished up her unit on Mercury. It was very interesting. We will be completing a science project on the Mercury unit this weekend as well. TG also completed her poem about George Washington. She was able to recite the entire poem with very little prompting and added this poem to her notebook. AA has really started progressing in the area of reading. She loves to read little books and the excitement on her face when she completes them melts my heart. AA is also working on a little poem and she has the first line memorized. Great Start!
Places we are going/people we are seeing: This week has been filled with birthdays. We celebrated Daddy's Birthday, Uncle R Birthday, Auntie D Birthday, and tonight Auntie J Birthday. Many dinners together this week, all filled with great fun.
My favorite thing this week was: AA playing outside with Bella, our dog. As she was riding her scooter, Bella was right behind her. Very cute!
What's working/not working for us: ABEKA math grade 1! I really like the themes for each unit as well as the visuals. I have been doing the thinking cap section and AA really likes it. I am trying to think of a way to put this into a power point presentation for her so she can use the computer as well. Intermediate Language Lessons for TG has been a great addition to our schooling. The lessons sure do make her use her thinking skills. Her story prompt was especially good this week. As for LM, what doesn't work for him? He enjoys all aspects of his day. He is learning to color in the lines (which is tricky), but he enjoys trying.
Homeschool questions/thoughts I have: I have just been thinking lately about the great advantage of homeschooling. We can challenge them as well as support them through the learning process. I find that the children are exposed to a more meaningful and enriching learning experience through homeschooling. We can also let them share their love for Jesus everyday, in every subject they do. How awesome is that!!
Photo: Just a picture of all the kids at Christmas. Makes me smile!