Friday, March 11, 2011

Homeschool Mothers Journal Weekly Review

 The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...
I have been busy reorganizing after moving furniture around and trying to find some important papers. Finally found them, now I can get those pesky taxes done. 
I also had to say goodbye to a favorite sweater; it has just gotten too thin to be wearable any longer.  So sad.
I have also been going through resources to get ready to sell what we are done with at a sale this weekend.
I have also been contemplating what I want the focus of my blog to be.

In our homeschool this week...
We worked on our mini nutrition unit by reading several books and doing a couple paper and pencil activities.
I also have a project to do yet, I am not sure if we will get to it Friday or if it will have to wait until next week.

We had fun with a science experiment learning about acids and bases.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...

Lots of people and places this week. Saturday we went to the Kids Workshop at Home Depot where the kiddos built race cars as this months project.  
Tuesday we went to our local library branch for their monthly homeschool class.  The topic was healthy eating. 
As a family on Wedenesday we went to Ash Wednesday service at our church.
Thursday daughter had her piano lesson and we did errands after that. 

My favorite thing this week was...
The Homeschool class at the library.  The librarian had a super Power Point presentation for the kids about the food pyramid and they discussed what foods are in each group. Then they analyzed their previous days diet to see how they compared to the guidelines.  Then the kids prepared several different healthy snacks.  The librarian has something that each of the kids could do from the 3 year old to the 14 year old and they were all happy to help and got along so well.  I think they all tried at least some of the snacks.

I really liked this class because it was a meaningful activity and I didn't have a big project to take home!  

What's working/not working for us...
The weather.  I am SO ready for warmer temps.

I think my kids are ready for spring too, they keep checking the temps to see if it is playground weather.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
I am still checking out curriculum ideas for next year. 

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

 After we were done with the formal acid/base experiment we used the leftover liquid and sprinkled baking soda on top and got this over flowing foam! We only did this because we knew what the mixture in the cup was and I knew the result would not be dangerous.  I did remind the children that it is dangerous to just go mixing things willy nilly.


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  2. Whoot! Lovn' your week~great experiment too! Hey, thanks for coming by Telln' It! I'm following! ;-))

  3. Sounds like a fun week! Great the library could do something so adaptable for all ages!

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    have a lovely weekend!

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