Saturday, April 23, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal - 7

.In my life this week…
I survived watching all 6 kids again AND we had a successful homeschool week! Friday we added 3 more kids to the bunch and did some fun Easter activities, played in the pool and ate pizza and it wasn't even a Birthday Party!

Liora took her first steps this week, she is taking her time compared to my others! I'm enjoying a little more baby-time with her than the others gave me! 

Been doing a whole lotta reading about next year's curriculum. So many great choices!
In our homeschool this week…
We have been watching Caterpillars become Pupas and are awaiting our first Buttterlies of the season! Here in Hawaii companies won't send you the Butterfly eggs so we hunt down Indigenous "Crown Flowers", look for eggs and Caterpillars and then bring those home. It's always such a neat experience for the kids (and who am I kidding, myself!) Next week we are planning to make Cells out of Jello and candy! Can't wait!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
We went to the Park this week, had a picnic and did our read alouds under the trees. Such a nice break from the norm! We had a play date Friday, Soccer Saturday morning and Egg dying this evening! Tomorrow morning brings Easter Sunrise service and time with family!

My favorite thing this week was…
Watching Liora (11 months) take her first steps into toddler-hood! I can't believe she's been in our lives for almost a year, these years go by so very quickly! 

What’s working/not working for us…
Our pocket (workbox) system is working great for us, and the kids are really doing great with having Bella and TJ with us. We are all learning flexibility and patience! 

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…
Have any of you been to a Homeschooling Confrence or curriculum fair? I want to host an online Curriculum Fair (a cyber fair of sorts) but wondered if any of you would be interested in sharing your experiences and opinions about your favorite resources! I think it would be extremely helpful to all Homeschoolers out there. If you are interested in a blog hop/Carnival or being a part of it, comment below and let me know! I have the end of May/Early June mapped out, your thoughts???
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
Love this quote from John Taylor Gratto this week:

"The "Curriculum of Family" if at the heart of any good life. We've gotten aay from that curriculum-it's time to return to it. It's time for a return to democracy, individuality and family."

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

The Homeschool Mother's Journal


  1. Happy Easter !!! We do Pocket instead Workbox My boys say they like it better.

  2. Love the john taylor gatto quote. stopping by from the HSMJ...

    How are pockets different from workboxes?