Friday, March 11, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal - 4

In my life this week...
My sister, her husband her Daughter Bella (4) and newborn TJ (10 weeks) moved back from North Carolina! They'll be with us for a few months as they settle in to Hawaii, new jobs and finding a house! I'll be taking on Homeschooling Bella (get ready for some posts!), and watching TJ at least part time!

In our homeschool this week...
I ordered something very exciting to help add workboxes for Bella. My tight space under the stairs won't accomidate another plastic drawer system so I ordered this:

It's got 27 pockets perfect for 3 kids! And I'll be using the the bins for our maipulatives...a little rearranging that I am excited about!
We took Thursday and Friday off of school after the McKenna's arrived. There was NO way I was going to get the kids to focus on anything! Next week is spring break!

Places we're going and people we're seeing...
This week at Awana the theme was a drive in Movie. The kids had to make a cardboard car and then sit in them while they enjoyed popcorn and a movie! How adorable!

My favorite thing this week was...
Holding 10 week old little TJ.....he is so adorable!

What's working/not working for us...
The workboxes are gonna be the big change for us this week. I tried out Spelling City with Jonah and he LOVED it! How great that I can type in all his spelling words and he can play games, learn some new words AND he's having a good time too!

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for Homeschooling someone who isn't "your" child.  I was a former Public school teacher so I have some idea. I welcome any thoughts or ideas!!!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...
Three sisters learning their letters on Starfall! Can you start too early? Liora doesn't think so!

The Homeschool Mother's Journal


  1. We LOVE AWANA and have done many Drive In nights with those carboard cars~such fun! Good to see your GREAT week! :-))

  2. That photo is absolutely priceless! The workbox system sure seems popular these days, glad it is working for you!