Our School Journal-Entry 24

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

We had a Bible conference at our church this week, and Dr. Jerry Vines was one of the speakers. At the end of the service, our son wanted to get his picture taken with him.

What a special memory for him!

In our homeschool this week…

Though all the lessons have gone well this week, and I’m really happy with what we have going right now, it has been a more difficult week in the school room. Because of the Bible Conference, we’ve had a lot of late nights. And the result has been a lot of whining and pouting from the little one and a lack of focus from my son. But we’ve pressed through this week, (a little more slowly and casually than normal) and finished for the better.

Filling shape mats with Teddy Bears

The little one has been reviewing the Letter E and her vowels this week. And in Kindergarten, my son has been learning some tough three letter blends: “scr,” “spl,” “squ,” etc. He’s done much better with them than I’d anticipated. We’re still spelling the sounds and words on the chalk board and on the felt board. He loves doing this and it gives him great practice.

Spelling "mash" on the chalk board

He also memorized the countries of West Africa to our fun geography songs. And we played “store” and “bank” with our coins.

My favorite moment…

The little one surprised us this week with a performance of the geography song of the countries of Southern Africa! My three year old has been walking around the house singing: “Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Lesoto, and Swaziland: these are the countries of Southern Africa. Comoros, Seychelles, and Madagascar and Mauritius are islands to the east.

Most of the time, she doesn’t act like she’s even listening to the songs during our school time. She rarely sings with us, and I’m okay with that. I rarely force her participation. She’s along for the ride, and I’ve figured she’ll pick up what she can along the way. I just had no idea how much that would be!

Upcoming attractions…

My mom is coming to visit this next week! I’m so excited. It’s been nearly a year and a half since we’ve seen her, and it will be the first time she’s seen our house, our church, our school room — and it will be the first time she’s seen me in person with a pregnant belly. So, we’ll be partying at my house this week!

Have a great weekend and thanks for taking a peak at our week.

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