In our home education this week, we started in on an ambitiously planned January schedule.
What's working for us: Making the kids earn their screen time by doing physical activity.
Places we went and people we saw: DOCTORS - I visited the doctor's office three times this week. Once with my husband (check-up), once with 3 of my kids (well child and immunizations - yes, we do those), and once ALL BY MYSELF (the ever-so-enjoyable annual PAP smear and physical). Three different doctors, all in the same building, on three consecutive days. Bob also had a cardiologist appointment that he went to without me.
- Uncle Tom's Cabin (my 12th and 10th graders, for their American Lit class)
- Les Miserables (me and my 10th grader, for our book club)
- My Side of the Mountain (my 7th grader)
- Pilgrim's Progress, simplified (my 5th grader)
- Walking with Bilbo devotional (me)
My favorite thing this week: challenging my children to find opportunities to pray throughout each day using ideas like THESE from Barbara Bartocci. Here's one that I hope we all learn: The count-to-60, stop-a-fight prayer. Ever burst out in anger and regretted your words later? Next time, count to 60 this way: one-for God, two-for-God…
The Body Book: : Easy-to-Make Hands-on Models That Teach by Donald M. Silver
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share: I am not sure how helpful this is and it is rather humbling to think along these lines, but when I was a brand new homeschool mom (and formerly employed teacher) with a kindergartener, a preschooler, and a baby, I knew more about "the right way" to homeschool than I know now as the mom of a senior, a sophomore, a seventh grader, and a fifth grader. Crazy, eh?
A link to share… A sad cautionary tale on the Love, Light, Laughter & Chocolate blog.
Coming up next week: A visit to the circus with my two youngest children; my oldest has an orthodontist visit