Weekly Wrap-up/Homeschool Mother’s Journal – 5/25/12

In my life this week…

It’s been a week full of life as usual…school, school, school!   However, we are in for a busy, fun-filled Memorial Day weekend.

In our homeschool this week…

We’ve been truckin’ along…finishing up Trevor’s 4th grade, and Zoe’s 1st grade school years.  We will be done pretty soon, and will just dive right into their 2nd and 5th grade curriculum!  I plan to school straight through this summer with small breaks here and there when needed or wanted.  Then we will take a good size break when baby girl arrives in September!!  Since T & Z have birthdays in October and November, and then there is Thanksgiving and Christmas, Fall and the holidays are a time when we seem to miss a lot of school anyway.  So it will be the perfect time for a break for us.  Of course, we wont take all of those entire months off…but we will have some pretty significant breaks in September and throughout the fall.  Not to mention, Texas weather in the fall is much more pleasant than June-August!!  😉

Also, our new school books arrived this week that I had ordered at the bookfair.  It seriously felt like Christmas morning with all the squealing that was going on in our house the morning they arrived!

We are starting our 5th year using Heart of Dakota!!  We completely adore it!


Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

Beginning today (Friday), the boys will be heading to the Special Olympics to volunteer for the day, followed by a Rangers Game.  Zoe and I are spending our morning at our homeschool group’s end of the year party at the splash pad, followed by some girl time at the mall.  Then we will be going to Zoe’s ballet recital, followed by a few days at the beach!  Fun weekend/week ahead!

I’m reading…

Educating the Whole Hearted Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson

6 Ways to Keep the Little in Your Girl by Dannah Gresh

Praying for Your Unborn Child

I’m cooking…

I’ve been kicking it into high gear the healthy eating around here.  I have been so lax lately, and know that for me and this little one, I NEED to be eating super-duper healthy!  So I have gotten back to that this week!  (I sure hope my family isn’t minding my boring, healthy meals – too much!!)  🙂

I’m grateful for…

Life!  The life of this sweet baby growing inside me. The lives of my children, and husband.  And most of all, life in Christ!!


Stood out from my Quiet Time this week

 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you?   You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am.  If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.  For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.  Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.  If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.  John 13:12-17


How was your week?


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  1. Look at all those books! Wow! I have ordered SOME of our stuff, but the big batch is still waiting to be ordered. Hopefully soon! It’s exciting to get those books in the mail…at least for me! LOL

  2. How awesome that you and your boys are able to volunteer at Special Olympics!  Seeing that huge box of books made me smile…that would make me feel like it was Christmas morning too!  I love new books, new curriculum.

    It sounds like your fall is going to be really busy (and exciting!) so schooling through the summer makes perfect sense.  One of my favourite things about homeschooling is how you can mold it to fit your family. 

  3. What fun you’re having!!
    I need to kick off our healthy eating again too.. I’ve been getting lazy. *oops*
    And stacks of books make lovely pictures, don’t they? Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. =)

  4. Looks like an amazing stack of books, lots of titles I recognize and like!!! Have a great week!


  5. We’ve used Heart of Dakota, too, and loved it, although it doesn’t fit our needs at the moment. Lots of great books in that lovely big stack you have!

  6. We school through summer as well, instead doing homeschool-lite during tax season when our household is busiest and when the weather here in AZ is wonderful. This way the kids get playtime outdoors while the weather is gorgeous and still cool and then in summer when it is to hot to be outside anyway, we can school and get alot of learning done in the air conditioned indoors. Don’t you just love the flexibility that homeschool affords? stopping by from the HMJ link up! ~~Katie from Brighton Park

    • I totally love it!! It’s the same here in TX! Too hot in the summer, so we like to take our breaks in the spring and fall! Such a great plus of homeschooling!

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