Our School Journal: Schooling Easy

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…

I’m now at weekly dr. visits to check up on the baby, which means that we just so happened to have three dr. appointments scheduled this week (two were mine and one was my son’s 5-year check-up). And thankfully, I was able to get two of them on the same day, seeing as we have a 45 min. drive to get there. Then, the night before my daughter ran a high fever, so I called in the morning to squeeze her in, too. What a day! But you know, we had so much fun. I love to have fun with my kiddos, even if it is in the waiting room.

In our homeschool this week…

Schooling at home has been lighter and easier as we finish up a lot of our subjects and get closer to Baby’s arrival. The little one has been having a blast with the letter “s”, a letter she was pretty familiar with already. We had a very impromptu snowman craft this week. At the end of last year, I had torn out the left over craft pages and filed them with the letters they represented. So this week, when I opened my “S” file, there were quite a few snowmen pages/crafts. This one was a color and cut craft; but after he was cut out, he just looked like he needed something else. That’s where the impromptu came in. I pulled out the construction paper and white paint, and Little One had a fantastic time finger-painting some snowflakes on her page.

I also was blessed with a 3-month trial of Reading Eggs in exchange for a review, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ll give you the complete lo-down on that in March, but for now, let’s just say it has been a super blessing. Little One has happily worked on her computer skills and letter-lessons, freeing me up to work on my son’s math and just chill on the couch.

And my son, by the way, just mastered his 6-family addition facts this week. I feel comfortable enough to move him on. I felt like throwing a math-party (of course, all I need is an excuse for any party). We’ve been working on the 5 and 6 family for soooo long. To see my son’s macho swagger of “oh yeah, I got this math thing” was so rewarding, especially after all the struggle. Thank you, Math Mammoth sample worksheets!!!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

Well, now that we have celebrated my son’s birthday and Valentine’s day, my birthday is quickly approaching. Next week I will celebrate the big “3-0”. I’m doing all right with that number. I’ve actually always thought that was a very stable, mature age, even though I feel very far from stable or mature and even though I’d have to pull out my driver’s license for anyone to believe I’m that old.

My favorite thing this week was…

My husband was talking about the Trinity with our kids and asked my son “What is the word for God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—three persons in one? It starts with a T.” My son answered, “Tricky.”

We also had a funny on the way home from the doctor. He received 5 shots at his check-up (and didn’t even flinch, the toughy). So he added them for me, “Three shots [in one leg] plus two shots [in the other leg] makes 5 shots! And that’s one of my hard ones, Mommy.” To which I replied that we no longer had hard math problems, just old math problems and new math problems. Just so proud of him I could pop.

Happy Weekend!



3 thoughts on “Our School Journal: Schooling Easy

  1. Thanks so much for coming back and linking up to my “All Things Wonderful Link Party”. I always like to see what has been going on with your learning adventures. Congrats on your son’s math milestone! I am such a visual person and I realized that my link party settings were set for basic not thumbnail. So, I fixed the problem and I was wondering if it wouldn’t be too much trouble to come back and re-link this great post?
    Take care and happy early birthday,
    Shauna
    myshaenoel.blogspot.com

  2. I just started a trial for Reading Eggs today and I think the picture I took is on that same page with my little girl working. Very funny!
    It was a wonderful change for today. My son was reading sentences and having fun, my daughter was able to play too all while I did some much needed housework.

  3. I alwasy took breaks right before/after baby came too – isn’t that the blessing of homeschool it is flexible =-) Thanks for linking up at TGIF – see you tomorrow =-)
    Beth

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