Friday, May 6, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal May 6

In my life this week…

Read a book - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.  I am still thinking about it and digesting it, but I think she has some good points.
In our homeschool this week…

My children enjoyed making slime with glue and borax.  We made it Tuesday and they have played with it since.  I guess I will have to stock up on glue when it is on sale in the fall.

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

We went to piano and the library, like we always do, so that is kind of boring.  Spent lots of time field at a homeschool field day.  There were about 90 kids from  toddler through 12 years old there, plus high school helpers. 

My favorite thing this week was…

I am not sure if there was anything that stands out.

What’s working/not working for us…

This is a both working, not working

I discovered my 10 year old is not a test taker, I think.  A homeschool duh! moment.  I was giving her a math placement test to see where she was and she didn't do so well.  When I asked her the questions she got a whole lot more right. 

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

I guess I really should figure out what things we "must cover" yet this year and how we are doing on hours.  (State requires to log hours) I've kept track all year, just haven't added the last few months to the total.

Maybe also be a little more serious about next years plans.

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

This is a neat site for math information and worksheets.  I found it earlier this week when I was looking for metric system worksheets.

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  1. I feel so lucky to live in a state where we are not required to track hours! I still keep track of days, subjects, books covered, etc but glad i dont have to track hours for five children. I too am getting more serious about next year's plans...I do love the new year planning phase...such a great time to reflect on what worked and what didnt for the previous year. I'm stopping by from the homeschool mother's journal linky. come over and say hi! Katie

  2. We've kept track of hours/days when we lived in PA. It made moving to Nevada a breeze.

    Another great resource for math is They help you find books that cover the topic that you are interested in learning.