Friday, May 27, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journey...v1

I'm becoming slightly addicted to the blogging world of link-ups and memes (pronounced like dreams).  I love that they give me a place to start when it comes to writing.  Although, I'm pretty good at spitting out enough words (notice I didn't say good words) to fill a blog space, I'm horrible when it comes to thinking of fresh ideas. 

I came across The Homeschool Mother's Journey meme on one of the 5 billion homeschool blogs I follow.  And since "real" school has officially ended, I've decided to start calling myself a homeschooling mommy.  It's my school and I can call myself what I want to!  :)   In my defense, we have been doing some schoolwork, so I am technically teaching!

If you want to join in on this meme, head over to The Homeschool Chick for The Homeschool Mother's Journey.  She's provided some fun questions to answer each week!


In my life this week…
We're trying to settle into a summer groove.  This week has been a bad example of how weeks to come will go.  Tuesday was truly the only uneventful day we had.  The rest of the week we had some friends come over to play, I was finally able to take Bright Eyes to have his speech evaluated (he passed!), and then we had family in town for an evening.  I'm truly hoping that next week is more of a "normal" week, and we'll be able to get on schedule.

In our homeschool this week…
We're focusing this summer on math and reading...especially on reading.  If you know me even a little, you know that I'm ridiculous when it comes to planning.  The summer schedule is a pretty crazy example of that.  It's color coded and time stamped!  I'm insane, I know!  But so far, so good!  The boys alternated between working with me on their bookwork and doing their lessons on the computer.  And our sweet Sunshine was very sweet to us and slept until 9 each morning allowing us lots of time to finish things!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
This question stinks!!  Today, I should be lounging poolside with my best friend enjoying her husband's famous mojitos.  But, I'm too chicken to be too far from the hospital in case Bright Eyes has a relapse, so here I sit...on my couch!  I guess it turned out okay, because Sunshine has come down with some sort of illness and keeps spiking a fever.  That would have been zero fun at the beach.  We did have some special visitors yesterday and today...Gramma, Bop-Bop, and Aunt C!

My favorite thing this week was…
Ultreya!  Without question....have YOU thought about going on a Cursillo weekend?????

What’s working/not working for us…
I'm absolutely loving Saxon math.  The meeting is wonderful!  I was surprised to find that Zep really didn't understand the whole month/year/date thing.  The rest of the lesson is incredibly easy, so I'm really glad we're beginning it early.  Hopefully, by the time we start learning new material it'll be just about time to kick-off the new school year.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
Poor Bop-Bop thought he was going out to enjoy some quiet time with his newspaper and coffee!!  Two little boys thought it would be fun to follow suit! 


6 comments:

Becca said...

That is an awesome picture!

Tezra Williams said...

Hey, glad to see you link up & glad you're enjoying Saxon. It gives me shudders to think of how horrible Saxon math was for my 8th grader, but my 4th grader LOVES IT! Isn't that what makes homeschooling awesome? Being able to customize & plug into our children's strengths!

ViolinMama said...

Hello!! LOVE your blog! I'm new to the HHH too. Love all your inspiration and ideas (and yes...need to do Cursillo). Thinking of you with all the health issues. I'll have to some reading to understand but I'm praying for you! Stay strong!

ViolinMama said...

Also...adding you to my blog roll...I feel like I've been reading you or run into you (or if you have posted to me...sorry my brain is fried with the baby and schooling!). I'm over at Faith and Family Live a LOT so it is probably there? Anyways...always great to meet another Catholic mama online!

Kansas Mom said...

Love the last picture!

dayswithdesi said...

Good gracious, I remember suffering through Saxon math... but I was in high school at the time so maybe it was just because I was used to math being so easy in public school to being so challenging at home! Math comes so easily to my children, I've been debating letting them 'suffer' for a while and see if it would actually challenge them!

That really is a GREAT picture, btw. That one deserves wall space!!