Homeschool Mother’s Journal | Week 10

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week… Transition. We are back into a semblance of routine after a 3-week hiatus (1 week of vacation that was much needed and 2 weeks of frantic moving prep and packing and moving). We are settling in and getting down to work now and it’s nice to be back.

In our homeschool this week… We started Unit 2 of ToG Year 1 with a study of Ancient India. It’s interesting and frustrating all at once since somebody checked out all of the books on the subject at the library. It’s okay though, we got lucky and used an amazing interactive website instead. It turned out to be a nice break from books.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… Don’t be afraid to take breaks. Both girls came back stronger than ever after some time off. 

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… We visited our new local library. They were a bit surprised that we had just moved into town on Saturday and were at the library applying for a new card on Monday. Hey, we’re homeschoolers. The library is like a second home. We went back on Thursday for an art class, too. We spent some time with the pediatrician when Chaos got sick again this week. It was viral. 

My favorite thing this week was… Hollywood was able to read several of her history pages. The effort exhausts her, but it really boosted her confidence as well. It was wonderful to see her start to believe in her abilities.

What’s working for us… Writing it down. The girls do really well when they have their assignments laid out for them. Not so well when I have to direct them every minute. This is especially true for MOTS. She likes to move through her day at her own pace and really hates waiting for me to tell her what to do next. Thanks to my Dad’s heroic efforts with the wireless network I got the ability to print on Wednesday and was able to get assignment sheets out. Stress levels returned to green all around.

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