13 February 2012
One Mother's Homeschool Days
For the week of February 6-10, 2012
In my life this week....I am continuing with a determined focus to wrap up our lessons by April before leaving for CO.
In our homeschool this week....I think our favorite subject has been Classical Studies where we are reading through D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths and using our Memoria Press study guide to further our knowledge on the ways, ideas, and beliefs of the Greek culture. By using it alongside our Memoria Press Christian Studies we are able to contrast reality from myth by paralleling two totally different forms of belief.
Sharing a sampling of our learning journal/commonplace book pages
Above-Kaydee's drawing of the Self Portrait of Henri Matisse
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share....I have found through the years that making a conscious effort to stay home on the weekdays has brought many blessings to our homeschool. Our schedule stays on track, the kids keep focused, and our home just runs better all around when I make it a point to minimize outside activities!
I am inspired by....The strength of a very good friend who just this week began treatment for cancer. She and her husband are amazing examples of faith, patience, endurance, and a deep love for the Lord.
Places we're going and people we're seeing....Taking Robyn to the Milwaukee airport so she can fly to Colorado for a week and have her talented photographer sister take her engagement photos. She'll get to see her Luke after several weeks of being apart and she is extremely excited about it.
My favorite thing this week was....The joy that fills my heart when I see the kids spending "quality" time together!
What's working/not working for us....family lesson times are working great. I love the all the interaction the children get with each other and with me! Running a one room school house is awesome! It is amazing how it builds relationships with one another in a positive way. (most of the time!)
Questions/thoughts I have....Why my boys; when walking with their sisters naturally navigate to the outside of them! They do this all the time but this time I had my phone to capture the sweetness of these self proclaimed body guards!
Things I'm working on....With the help of my girls I am trying to do much better at utilizing coupons!
I'm cooking/baking....Extremely cheesy, homemade pizza!
I'm grateful for....Grace
Grace - Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from Him. (1828 Dictionary of the English Language)
I'm praying for....My friend K, that the Lord would bless her with ALL the blessings she needs and desires to help her through her trial of sickness.
A video, and quote to share....
"Get comfortable with being uncomfortable" ~ Jillian Michaels
Daddy/daughter sing along!