Friday, April 1, 2011

My First Weekly Journal

In my life this week...We spent time with family that I hadn't seen in a few years and a few that the boys had never met.

In our homeschool this week...Due to all the traveling and visiting, we decided to make this week our spring break.  Love the flexibility of homeschooling.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...We traveled to North Carolina.  My grandmother isn't doing so well and I wanted to make sure the boys got to see her one more time, just in case.  Sadly, it does seem we don't get down there unless someone is ailing or departed.  I'd like to work on this.

Pete got to see a cousin he hadn't seen since they were this big.  

Pete (left) with his cousin and my aunt and uncle.

We also attended our weekly co-op and are sad that we only have two weeks remaining in the semester.

My favorite thing this week was... The pride RePete felt when he was cavity-free and able to have his picture taken for the "Smile Club" at the dentist yesterday.  Poor little fella has had such a hard time with his baby teeth but thankfully his adult teeth are beautiful and healthy.

What's working/not working for us...I switched gears last week after some friends and I chatted at our monthly WTM meeting.  I've decided to get back on course with Writing With Ease.  I believe in the process but having to convince my boys that it is best has been hard.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...Looking forward to finishing our school year and gearing for the next.  Spending a lot of time thinking about how I want our next year to look.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...I'd like to share a quote from Our Life in Words.  The post is in my feed but not on her blog so I can't link.  The post was on critical and higher order thinking and something I strive to teach to my boys.  I would have loved to have been in that class with that teacher.

When I was in high school, I clearly remember Mrs. Leahy saying, "You can do the work and answer the questions and get an A.  Or, you can read the work and think about it and form your own opinions and conclusions and challenge ideas and be an interesting person who goes places." 



  1. I should have said, I love the home school journal thing too. There is so much I didn't do when my kids were younger. I did a lot though and it would have been nice to journal it and know that I did a lot with them.


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