Friday, February 25, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...
I'm trying to get our tax information together to get to our preparer.
Go through books and educational items to determine what we are done with.

In our homeschool this week...
  • continued studying Latin   (check back for the official review March 30th)
  • enjoyed an online class about rockets
  • learning more about elements, the periodic table and scientists

Places we're going and people we're seeing...
This week we visited both the History Museum and the Art museum.  Daughter also had her weekly Piano Lesson.

My favorite thing this week was...

My son running through the house chanting things from our Latin study and trying to use Latin words in everyday speech.  

What's working/not working for us...
Our science unit is working. We rotate between science and history so we can spend more time on each and not have to cram both of them into a couple days each week. The kiddos always enjoy science.  (Except when it comes to tests!)
Can't seem to get started in the mornings.  By the time we get going I feel so behind.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
I am thinking ahead to curriculum for next year.  I'm starting to research World History programs and options.

What special topics we will do for April.  The children or I choose 1 or 2 special or fun topics to study for a couple weeks or the whole month. Just something fun that doesn't necessarily fall into an academic subject, but they want to know more about.  This month we have penguins.  We'll do something related to the topic for a short time each day or on Friday. In December it was Christmas traditions, January we explored snow,  Snowflake Bently, and winter.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...

This site has a video for each element on the periodic table.  In the video they explain a little about the element and share a video using the element.  Some of the elements have better material than others, but that's the nature of the web.

The Homeschool Mother's Journal


  1. This is a great post - I love the way you are keeping on track with your Homeschool. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!

  2. Martha ~ Visiting as I 'crawl' through the TOS Crew blogs. I love this particular meme, but keep forgetting to participate.

    The boys and I did the online class, too. Plus, we watched the launch of Discovery the next day. Although, they are more anxious to launch real rockets when the weather gets warm again.

  3. Thanks for dropping by! We are starting latin next year, I can't wait to read your review!

  4. Thanks for the link. We are headed towards the period table soon---these will be great to add to what we already have planned.