Monday, October 31, 2011

Homeschool Mothers Journal Weekly Review 10/30

In my life this week…
I am sewing a jumper for my daughter. I also tried to clean off some files from my computer as well old emails.

Continuing to go through things in the basement.

In our homeschool this week…
The children continued to work through the workbooks for NaNoWriMo and can't wait until they can start working on their stories.

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

We went to the local history museum for their homeschool day.This months theme was Numbers and Notes. Some of the activities included listening to a preview of an opera which will be performed later this year about a young man landing a job as a cowboy. We also learned how to and played a math game called Equations. This was challenging as there were 60+ people in the room and playing it as a large group.

We also learned some about the history of Shape Note singing and had the opportunity to practice this as well.

I think the best part of the whole day was having the opportunity to listen to Luthier and learn how he makes violins. 

My favorite thing this week was…
A McRib and Coke at McDonalds. 

What’s working/not working for us…
We are still struggling with notebooking and summarizing.  I may drop most of it until the New Year. 

Questions/thoughts I have…
I am trying to figure out how to incorporate everything I would like to. We have done anything   with our state study for months and I would like to study more Composers since both of my children enjoy music. I have had several books about Bach for weeks, but have barely touched them. I don't know how to get it all in.

I’m reading…
Love Finds You in Amana Iowa. 

A photo, video, link, or quote to share… 
This link will tell you more about Shape Note Singing.

Thanks to Sue at The Homeschool Chick for hosting Homeschool Mothers Journal.


  1. There just isn't enough hours in the day is there??? LOL

    I have now gone to a three day school week. Relieves lots of stress.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. That was my biggest homeschooling challenge. Fitting in all of the cool stuff I wanted the kids to learn. I think classroom teacher struggle in much the same way!