Sunday, April 17, 2011

Homeschool Mother's Journal - April 17

It's probably not a good sign that my first time participating in the Homeschool Mother's Journal and I am at least a day later than I'd planned in posting...  Circumstances beyond my control and all that.  Here goes:

In my life this week…it felt like I was running all week long. Choir practices, church activities, shopping and errands and appointments, lunch dates, etc...

In our homeschool this week...we mostly ignored Science and Social Studies in favor of Math and Language Arts. And we finished co-op class for the season. In some subjects we are ahead of schedule, in some we're just keeping pace, and in some we're falling behind where I'd hoped to be. But I think it will all even out by the end of the school year. That's what I'm hoping, anyway!

Places we're going and people we're seeing...we're headed to softball games with Kennady, and some of us went to a Hershey Bears game this week.

My favorite thing this week was...wrapping up our co-op class. Co-op is so much fun to participate in, and gives the kids great opportunities to be with friends while learning something new in a different environment.

What's working/not working for us...what's not working for ME is the online message board community I've been part of for many years. That particular forum shut down forever this week. We've found other "homes" but it's very strange.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have... I was wondering what high school Geometry curriculum to choose for next year, but that decision was made this morning at the curriculum fair. I found brand new AO Lifepacs half price. Now my next questions are whether Spencer will want to tackle another Art elective next year or not, and looking to the following year - what social studies curriculum he might be interested in.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…This article at "The Homeschool Post" by Shannon "Angry Moms Anonymous"



Carol said...

I thought it was interesting that we too as homeschoolers pretty much skipped science and social studies and focused on math and language arts . My reasoning behind this for us was because they had more lessons in those two subjects to finish the year up.

kympossible said...

That was more or less my thinking as well. We are almost at the end of our Science curriculum and I know we won't have any problems finishing up in social studies either. But I really want the kids to do Math and Language Arts EVERY day.

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