Sunday, October 21, 2012

Homeschool Mother's Journal






In our homeschool this week…
We're just plugging along day by day.  I really need to take more pictures of what we're up to! We did make some hard tack and "Mayflower pottage" and had ourselves a Mayflower dinner.  I also bought prunes, canned herring (yuck..and I like fish), raw cabbage and dried beef.  The kids actually loved the pottage which was made with a ham hock, split peas, barley, carrot and onion.  I will probably make it again for their lunch this week.  They also liked the dried beef.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
This week 3 of the kids have dentist appointments and Katie (15) is having her wisdom teeth out.  I wish we were going someplace fun!

My favorite thing this week was…
Hearing my 11 year old son with Down syndrome reading a page from our reading curriculum. So proud of him!  Here is a short video of it.  (At one point in the video you hear me say, "No" but I'm talking to one of the other kids and not Connor.)


What’s not working for us…
I was lamenting to my husband this week that I miss the old days when my oldest kids were young and I literally stayed home almost all week.  We went to a church that only had a Sunday morning service...and except for grocery shopping and church I was able to just stay home.  I am finding it difficult to have to go somewhere almost every day....from music lessons to my 16 year old needing a ride to work, Dr and dentist appointments and on and on....it's always something and we don't even do sports or co-ops or anything.  I have no idea how to slow things down, but I sure wish I could!

What is working for us…
IEW's Primary Arts of Language is working for us.  I'll be reviewing it soon and I can't wait.  I love this curriculum! (The video above is from the curriculum.)

Things I’m working on…
I'm working on my final reviews for 2012.  I'm also getting ready to start Christmas shopping.  I do have a few things already but it's time to get serious. :)  I'm learning Christmas cantata music too.  (I love Christmas.)



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