In my life these two weeks, the balance between homeschooling and housework is never leveled and this past week I did little housework (but that’s okay).
In our Homeschool these two weeks, we worked on our second book for our Five in a Row studies . This time is was “How to make an Apple Pie and see the World” by Majorie Priceman. You can read about our Five in Row study with “How to Make an Apple Pie” by CLICKING HERE.
As you can see we had a blast learning about the Apples. It was a fun unit study for the boys.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…It’s okay when you can’t do homeschooling because you are ill. Taking a day or week off won’t prevent your children from learning. Things In everyday life are a learning experience for them and you, I have learned that through the years.
I am inspired by… the love my parents have for one another. They have been married for over 58 years and they still at like they are honeymooners at times, I hope that my husband Timothy and I are blessed with many years of love for our Lord, each other and our family.
People we’re seeing and places we’re going… now that the weather is cooler, we have been going out to the thrift stores. Earlier in the week I got a pair of jeans for $4.99 at the local Goodwill (even found a pair for my oldest son). Hubby and the boys scored big with VHS movies at 5 cents each. I got a sealed copy of White Christmas, Sense and Sensibility, and You’ve got Mail while they got some Star Wars movies. Turtle, my youngest found a copy the School House Rock collection and Disney Sing along Songs.
My favorite thing this week was getting some much needed rest and sleep. I appreciate having a husband who cook dinner when this Mom is not feeling well.
What’s working/not working for us… having distractions such automatic phone calls during the day have not helped us any. Friends and family know the hours we homeschool and text me on my cell phone if its important to contact me. Our landline phone has been bombarded with political ads. We get them as early as 8 am. Hubby has resorted to putting the landline off the hook to get his sleep since we works late hours.
Questions/thoughts I have… I have been thinking about Thanksgiving. I had an idea to start buying some needed items such as chicken stock, dried herbs, a few canned goods to save for our Thanksgiving meal. My mom started setting aside things in her pantry for that I am doing the same.
Things I am working on… I have been posting auctions on eBay in hopes of making some money for the holidays to get the family gifts.
I’m reading… The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling by Barbara Frank. Even if your are a seasoned Homeschooler, you will take away insight and learn some things you may not have known about. As I read her book, I felt like I was sitting with a friend, getting some much needed advice that I could use in our homeschool life. I have been making notes and enjoying this book.
I am cooking this week soups and stew. With the cooler temperatures, everyone has been in the mood for comfort food.
I am grateful for the cooler weather. It feels wonderful getting to open windows and feel a breeze now and then. Everyone seems more cheerful these days when the weather is cooler.
I’m praying for… our family, extended family and for our friends and their families.
A photo, video. link, or quote to share… the boys playing with their Star Wars light sabers.
Thank you for stopping by and Have a great week!