The Homeschool Mother’s Journal–March 11th

In my life this week… As I mentioned in my previous post, I learned that I have a nasal polyp, which is why I have felt like I couldn’t shake the cold I have. I am now taking steroids and hoping that they can resolve the problem. Still, it feels good to know I don’t have some strange, never-ending cold. I do feel better after one day on the steroids.

In our homeschool this week… We did a good job of finishing all of Gohan’s work this week. We found that doing things on a block schedule worked very well for several subjects, such as science, geography, vocabulary, etc. Spelling, literature, and math don’t work so well for block schedules and need to be done daily, but otherwise, the block scheduling worked so well. We definitely plan to continue using a block schedule. We finally finished The Mysterious Benedict Society! It definitely had a big surprise for us at the end, which I did not see coming at all (for those who have read it, I am referring to Candace’s birthday party).

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Gohan is really enjoying being back at the ALE that he used to attend. He has lots of friends there. The bad news is that he has decided that he no longer likes the Tweenzone program at the YMCA. He does not like having to change from out of swim clothes he says, plus he is tired of doing the same thing every week. So we signed him up for PE at the local homeschool co-op, which is actually just down the road from us. He has always been resistant to this co-op, but is willing to take PE there.

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My favorite thing this week was… Fitting all my bike rides in this week. After being sick and having such bad weather for so long, this felt really good, even when I had to bike 10 miles in pouring rain!

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What’s working/not working for us… All about Spelling is really working for us. The funny thing is that it is helping me with spelling also! Science is not working so well. I think I am just going to do my own lesson planning for the rest of the school year, using K12 as a guide about what to cover. K12 is just too demanding for Gohan. He especially has trouble with the unit reviews and tests when he has to refer back to previous lessons to look things up (taking notes is not going to happen with him yet). He definitely  needs an actual book to refer to. I guess the cost of the curriculum was worth learning something new about meeting his learning needs.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have… I’m debating enrolling Dora in a homeschool preschool co-op for next year. I’m leaning towards not, since she does not seem to like structured activities much and gets to play with so many kids at Gohan’s ALE (younger siblings).

A photo, video, link, or quote to share… Spring is beginning to show itself around here!

Labels: Wrapping Up Our Week
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff