Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Homeschool Mother’s Journal ~ 11

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...

We (mostly Ian) were counting down the days until the Monster Truck Nationals.  The day finally arrived on Friday.  You can read more about it here

I’m feeding my Disney obsession just a little bit more by becoming a member of the Magical Blogorail.  This will give me (another) chance to post about all-things-Disney, as we’ll post on a certain topic, once per month.  It’ll also be a great way to meet more Disney fans.

I got some great things to review in the mail this week.  Watch my blog for those reviews (and some giveaways) – COMING SOON!

In our homeschool this week...

We finished our 3rd quarter.  With all the field trips and other educational days on our schedule, we just have to finish our books in order to call it a year.  The goal is to complete everything BEFORE our trip to Florida in May. 

Ashley and I finished our study of Jane Eyre and started watching the series made in the early 80’s.  We’d like to find a more modern-made adaptation to watch.  We started our last TLP study of the year – The Scarlet Letter – yesterday.  It brings back memories as I recall reading it during my own high school years.

Gracie and I are plugging along with her study of  The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.  I’m much more enjoying reading this book aloud than the books I’ve been reading with Ash!  What a breath of fresh air! 

We’re plugging along in our American History studies and looking forward to some real fun as we enter the 50’s and 60’s!  The girls want to make poodle skirts!

Places we're going and people we're seeing...

We’re seeing Monster Trucks!

Now that that experience is behind us, Ashley and I are looking forward to going to the Revolve Tour this coming weekend.  Not only am I looking forward to spending some quality time with Ashley, but we’ll also be spending 2 nights with my brother and sister-in-law.  They are preparing to adopt their first child (a little boy from Korea) in the coming months (hoping to travel later summer/early fall).  Because they live over 2 hours away, we don’t get to see them as much as we would like to.  Also, I’m looking forward to meeting 2 of my Crew Mates who are traveling down to the event all the way from Canada – Shannon and Paula!

My favorite thing this week was...

Last night, Brian and I attended a banquet hosted by his place of employment.  Not only did I come up with a cute basket full of African violets, but I also won a $50 bill! I don’t mean to say that money is my favorite thing, but I’m in need of some new clothes and don’t like spending money on myself – so this was a little gift from God.

What's working/not working for us...

We’re supposed to be organizing our church’s library.  Nice thought and all – considering as how we all loves books – but it’s been so hard to find the time throughout the week to actually go to the church and work on the project.  And, it’s a HUGE undertaking.  Hopefully once summer gets here we’ll have more time to devote to this worthy project.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

As we finish up our study of American History, I’ve been wondering what we might decide to use next year.  I’m thinking that it might be time to dig out Volume 1 of The Mystery of History again – and start back at square one. 

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...

In addition to the upcoming Revolve Tour, we’re also looking forward to the new movie – Soul Surfer – based on the life story of Bethany Hamilton.  Ashley read Bethany’s biography several years ago, and we’re fans of AnnaSophia Robb, who is playing Bethany in the film.

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4 comments:

Brenda Emmett said...

Jane Eyre was released as a major motion picture this past month to a limited number of theaters. I think it is supposed to be widely released soon. I want to see it. LOL! Maybe you could keep an eye out for it in your area and/or be patient for the DVD release. ;)

MissMOE said...

I can't wait to see Soul Surfer also. Enjoy your time with your family.

Jodi said...

I can NOT wait to see Soul Surfer! I remember reading Bethany's story in Reader's Digest. The movie looks great. :)

Lisa said...

Looking forward to Soul Surfer too! Hope you enjoy your vacation in the 'Land of Perpetual Summer" - and maybe I'll be seeing you at FPEA? :-)

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