Friday, December 20, 2013

Homeschool Mother's Journal: 'Twas the Week Before Christmas Edition

In our homeschool... it was more or less a vacation week, although the kids did work on some things on their own - mostly Math and English. We had hoped to do more, but the reality of the busy holiday season and preparing to go away for a few days made it difficult. We did have gym class this week, and Kennady had music lessons, so it wasn't a complete write-off! Kennady started looking at the photography course on - which I must admit I had completely forgotten about until I read some of the reviews posted at the Schoolhouse Crew blog this past week!

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share... check out those reviews I mentioned - you can find them here:    And then check out - there is a LOT of fantastic homeschool help there, and if you're not already a subscriber, I recommend trying it out for a month. If you are a subscriber, maybe you're like me and need a reminder of something totally cool there that you meant to use but forgot about!

In other news... We baked cookies, we went to Christmas parties, we shopped, we wrapped gifts. That pretty much covers it!

One of my favorite things this week... the fun we had with these Ninjabread Man Cookies!

Things I'm working on... Finishing up the gift wrapping and housecleaning in time for Christmas with family.

My posts this week included:
A photo - video - quote - link to share...

On the bookshelf...
  • Pride and Honour - Nathaniel Burns
  • Courting Miss Lancaster - Sarah M. Eden
  • Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
A parting shot...

For the Display of His Splendor
This post is linked (hopefully!) at, at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers,  and at For the Display of His Splendor - see what other homeschoolers did on this week before Christmas!

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Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I looooveeee the cookies. Have great Christmas!

Henry Cate said...

I noticed it has been about eight months since you
last participated in a Carnival of Homeschooling.

I'd like to ask you to consider submitting something
again to the Carnival of Homeschooling. If you are interested,
here are the instructions:

If this week is bad for you, you are always welcome to
submit to future carnivals.

I have a weekly reminder mailing list. If you would like
a reminder I could add you to the mailing list.

Thank you for your time.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you the
best in the coming new year.

Also, if you would like to know when the Carnival of
Homeschooling is up, tell me. I have another mailing list to
announce each week the location of the carnival.

Best wishes.

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