Homeschool Mother's Journal: Getting Our Feet Wet

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week…I have been harvesting a lot of our garden (lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes) before we get hit with frost.  I am also eagerly awaiting the ripening of the pumpkins in the garden...hope they make it in time!

In our homeschool this week…We are "getting our feet wet" so to speak with our new schedule.  I, in particular, am realizing that school is taking longer for my high schooler.  I guess that should be obvious though!  I am realizing how much work homeschooling can be!!!

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…For high school math, I am realizing that my son still needs tons of guidance. It helps to work out problems together...not only for him, but also for myself.  I finally understand alegebra after all these years!

My favorite thing this week was…pulling carrots from the garden and watching my dog eagerly begging for a nibble.  Our dog is carrot-crazy!

I’m reading…The Last of the Mohicans

I’m cooking…did some freezer meals this week: carrot bisque, vegetarian Thai curry, eggplant parmesan, and spicy pinto beans.

I’m grateful for…see this post.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share… In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.Robert Frost


Donna(mom24boyz) said...

I totally know what you mean..when it comes to highschoolers needing guidance still...especially in Math. What math curriculum are you using? We have just switched to Math-U-See and I am enjoying Mr. Denmans way of explaining concepts that I even struggled with has been quite fun!

Wendy said...

Wow! Your garden sounds great! It's so hot where I live that my garden has pretty much dried up by now. We are getting back to school too. This is the end of our second week. I've never been great at keeping a good schedule, but I'm planning to do better this year. So far so good....

Debbie said...

We use Math-U-See and love it!

flmom said...

You comment about your carrot crazy dog made me laugh. One of our dogs loves carrot peels, but both are crazy for banana chunks. No one can have a banana without both the dogs begging pitifully for a bite.