Sunday, April 24, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal 23 April

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…
We have still been on holidays so things have been moving at super slow pace.  I managed to get our grocery shopping done before the rush due to our upcoming 5 day long weekend.

In our homeschool this week…
The boys have been playing or watching each other play Smarty Ants.  It successfully crashed my poor computer a few times so instead they are using Starfall.  I am impressed by how much my 6 year old wants to learn and I am wondering if he is going to pass my 9 year old soon with his reading skills.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
At this time of year we stay put as much as possible.  It just seems to be such a busy time on the roads with people travelling for the long weekend so we try to stay off them.  Safer that way!

My favorite thing this week was…
My boys' glee as they hunted for the Easter Eggs we hid all around the house.  108 mini eggs makes for a lot of fun for 4 boys.  We all hunt together and then after dh collects them in his basket we divide them up evenly.  It helps the boys to focus on helping each other have fun without being competitive.  We don't even check who got the most.  Just have fun!

What’s working/not working for us…
School-wise not much happening, but with  me personally I am finding that my monthly menu plan is helping a lot.  As long as I check it so I can defrost meat for dinner it keeps on working.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…
My big homeschool thought for this week is wondering how I am going to get these boys working again next week when there will only be 3 school days, or should I just leave it until the following full week.  Most of the decision will hinge on whether I get all the school books tidied and the schedule sorted.  Chocolate fuel will help!  lol

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
OK, stuck here.  No idea what to add, must be my chocolate addled brain.  Need something more substantial to eat so will sign off now.

Best wishes


  1. Happy Easter I know what you mean about Chocolate over load LOL.

  2. I vote for another week more hols!! Lol!

  3. Good idea except these boys are driving me crazy.

    Pray for good weather and I will get them to dig me a new veggie patch, pick up all the pecans and pull out the stinking roger growing all over our back yard.

    Now that is some To Do list... lol

    Best wishes

  4. my 4 year old is loving starfall too! good to meet you through HSMJ.


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