Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal~Week 1: CHANGE AHEAD~Watch OUT!

The Homeschool Chick If you are a frequent reader then you will recognize that this is a new meme for SisterT, but having a new beginning in our homeschooling LIFE, a new meme would be a great addition~so we are joining up with The Homeschool Chick and doing The Homeschool Mother's Journal each week.  Wow~so many new cool things happening~

Each week she will post some questions for us to answer~and we will all go to the central local and read up on all the answers~soo cool...sooo IF you are stopping by for the first time, welcome! Check out my tabs~especially the Free/GiveAway section or maybe a specific age group. I've been collecting free homeschooling/education web links for sometime. If you find one that doesn't work, please let me know so I can correct it~Thanks so much for coming and also let me know you came with a shout-out~I'd love to meet you!

In my life this week...

Ice storm and snow were the rule of the week~and on Wed evening took the youth group sledding and snowboarding. What fun~I'm working fitness and weight goals and these have continued to go well.  Today marks 17 weeks TOTALLY OFF sugar and white flour. Wt loss has been 41 lbs and exercise goals are being met so far so good...

In our homeschool this week...

CHANGE hallmarked our week with a bit of a rush/crunch that has gone on.  We worked HARD to finish up our 1st Semester curriculum so I could submit final grades and transcripts to the virtual academy we are beginning next week.    Part of this was finishing up some construction we were working on so that we could have NEW work spaces for homeschooling~more traditional work spaces: desks and shelving in a central location.  You can read about it HERE!  

Places we're going and people we're seeing...

We're high schoolers, so we do get around some, but a lot of our time is spent getting our schoolwork done. We do go to the YMCA for exercise doing either the track, swimming or workouts which of course are our PE credits.  We try very hard to do this as a family~even taking Grandma with us as she lives with us~the whole family~fun!

I'm a youth worker at church and this week we went tubing/snowboarding with the group. This was loads of fun~I was amazed to see my kiddos snowboard FOR THE FIRST TIME! whoot! 

A big thing today was that they both did monologues for their homeschool Drama Club and my daughter was awarded two parts in the spring production of Charlotte's Web.  This is such a highlight each semester and they are earning a credit in this area.  You can see a past performance picture in this post about Extra Curricular Activites! And how cool Drama Club has been for my kiddos!

We're church attenders, so tomorrow we will participate in our house of worship. The kids are in the choir and we all attend Sunday School...guess it helps that Dad is the pastor..huh??? lol!


My favorite thing this week was...

Not an easy pick, but probably getting the plaster dust OUT of my house. This ole house has been a redo nightmare and ongoing project for over 2 yrs now...that's what we get for a PRICE IS RIGHT home...LOL..but praise God, the plaster work is done FOR NOW...more coming...but right now, I can breathe! LOL...Interested in our house REDO?? You can read about this particular phase of our remodel
HERE!

Oh, it was GREAT seeing my kids do their monologues AND snowboard! They AMAZE ME!

What's working/not working for us...

Well, it all went back to that conversation back in December and subsequent conversations~you can read about it HERE!

And we are keeping HOMESCHOOLING~just changing to include some things...LOTS of things... 

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...

I literally CRIED in relief when we were in the orientation class together on Thursday. I NO LONGER carry the burden alone...my fears are not totally relieved, but...I have help...thank you, Lord!  

I do have a nagging thing inside with some concern for the content of the virtual academy as it is a public school curriculum~but I KNOW this, that I have taught them and it ULTIMATELY is the choice of every person~to accept Truth or reject it...I am still praying... 
A photo to share...
My son is working on the assessment testing at his new workstation in our new school room space.  This is a miracle!


Thanks so much for coming by~please let me know you came!  I am blessed by your presence! Head over HERE to read the other Mother's Journals~Woot!
Warmly,
SisterTipster ;-))

5 comments:

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Sounds like you have a lot of exciting changes going on in your household.

Wow- congratulations on the weight loss! I would love to wean my family from the sugar/white flour addiction we suffer from. Any tips for someone getting started?

Can't wait to see how your week of school goes with your new program! :)

Sue said...

Best of luck starting your new virtual program. I pray that all goes smoothly for you.

Thanks so much for linking up with me this week. I can't wait to hear how everything works out for your family.

Blessings,
Sue :)

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Just stopped back to see how the changes are going for you. :) Hope you're off to a great week.

Also wanted to invite you to participate in my contest. I know you're creative. Maybe you can help me out? http://www.thetravelingpraters.com/2011/02/help-me-name-my-etsy-shop-and-win-one.html

Steph @ Wild Crickets said...

I just love reading your blog. You're so upbeat and positive! I could write a book on my comments - it sounds like you are having a wonderful year. Isn't it great when we can rest in a good decision? I look forward to hearing about all the good things that come with it!

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