Friday, September 7, 2012

Our First Week {9/4/2012 - 9/7/2012}

Today finishes out our first week back to homeschool. Here is how it went for us: 

In my life this week… i've realized just how much i really enjoy routine and a schedule to stick to. i have gotten so much more done this week and have gone to bed not feeling stressed or overwhelmed whatsoever.

In our homeschool this week… 
this was our first week and we are loving it. so far we are enjoying most of the curriculum i purchased and emma is requesting more each day once we are finished. that is always a good sign!


Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… something that has been told to me over and over again, have fun!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… today we are having our first "field trip"! 

My favorite thing this week was… hearing emma read a list of words on the second day and caleb praying over the start of our third day!

What’s working/not working for us… the Bible curriculum i chose just is not working for us and this is very important to me. the curriculum is wonderful, i just feel that it may be a bit too advanced for emma and i see her getting bored and not paying attention and i do not want that, so back to the drawing board we go! anyone have any recommendations? 

Questions/thoughts I have… homeschooling rocks!

Things I’m working on… being more creative and getting more organized with themed projects and crafts for emma to do at least twice a week.

I’m reading… killing lincoln by bill o'reilly

I’m cooking… yummy dishes from pinterest - avocado chicken parmesan, vegetarian zucchini boats, quinoa + chicken + sweet potato stir fry

I’m grateful for… the support of my husband, the willingness and eagerness of my daughter to learn, the wonderful support of homeschool friends, and the faithfulness of God.

I’m praying for… friends and family

A photo, video, link, or quote to share… my favorite photo this week of caleb praying over our day!

Caleb Praying

How was your week?


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And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18



5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great first week for you guys! We use the Core A Bible program from Sonlight. The Bible stories are a little advanced for my Emma, but I try to read the story and let them follow along in one of the other children's Bibles we have. We LOVE the Sing the Word CD though. It has 26 verses, one starting with each letter of the alphabet, and both kids sing their verse of the week all day long. We start our morning with circle time, Emma says a "thank you prayer" and then we do stretches, sing a couple songs, do a "closing" prayer and then do our Bible story followed by the CD. It seems to be working so far :-)

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  2. What a great first week - and with a baby too :) way to go girl!

    We are reading through A Child's First Bible, and we are just starting our GrapeVine Studies workbooks. Have you tried them yet? Your child draws the Bible Stories as you work through them - it's perfect for my artsy girl. here's a link: http://www.grapevinestudies.com/?AffId=28

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  3. Happy first week of school! I'm glad it went well for you. Those prayers from our little ones are so precious! You caught a sweet photo, too:) Have you heard of "Big Thoughts for Little People"(ABC's to help you grow) and "Giant Steps for Little People"The Sermon on the Mount and the Ten Commandments) by Kenneth N. Taylor? We used those and they were great for us. I'm sure you'll find something that is a perfect fit for you guys. Have a great weekend!

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  4. congrats on finishing a great first week! i find that all of us function much better on a schedule or routine - it lets me know where i can be flexible and allow for impromptu trips to the park, etc. while still finding room to get it all done.

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  5. :D Awesome picture of Caleb. And YAY! I'm so happy to see your report. Keep pressing on!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Our First Week {9/4/2012 - 9/7/2012}

Today finishes out our first week back to homeschool. Here is how it went for us: 

In my life this week… i've realized just how much i really enjoy routine and a schedule to stick to. i have gotten so much more done this week and have gone to bed not feeling stressed or overwhelmed whatsoever.

In our homeschool this week… 
this was our first week and we are loving it. so far we are enjoying most of the curriculum i purchased and emma is requesting more each day once we are finished. that is always a good sign!


Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share… something that has been told to me over and over again, have fun!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… today we are having our first "field trip"! 

My favorite thing this week was… hearing emma read a list of words on the second day and caleb praying over the start of our third day!

What’s working/not working for us… the Bible curriculum i chose just is not working for us and this is very important to me. the curriculum is wonderful, i just feel that it may be a bit too advanced for emma and i see her getting bored and not paying attention and i do not want that, so back to the drawing board we go! anyone have any recommendations? 

Questions/thoughts I have… homeschooling rocks!

Things I’m working on… being more creative and getting more organized with themed projects and crafts for emma to do at least twice a week.

I’m reading… killing lincoln by bill o'reilly

I’m cooking… yummy dishes from pinterest - avocado chicken parmesan, vegetarian zucchini boats, quinoa + chicken + sweet potato stir fry

I’m grateful for… the support of my husband, the willingness and eagerness of my daughter to learn, the wonderful support of homeschool friends, and the faithfulness of God.

I’m praying for… friends and family

A photo, video, link, or quote to share… my favorite photo this week of caleb praying over our day!

Caleb Praying

How was your week?


Photobucket




And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18



5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great first week for you guys! We use the Core A Bible program from Sonlight. The Bible stories are a little advanced for my Emma, but I try to read the story and let them follow along in one of the other children's Bibles we have. We LOVE the Sing the Word CD though. It has 26 verses, one starting with each letter of the alphabet, and both kids sing their verse of the week all day long. We start our morning with circle time, Emma says a "thank you prayer" and then we do stretches, sing a couple songs, do a "closing" prayer and then do our Bible story followed by the CD. It seems to be working so far :-)

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  2. What a great first week - and with a baby too :) way to go girl!

    We are reading through A Child's First Bible, and we are just starting our GrapeVine Studies workbooks. Have you tried them yet? Your child draws the Bible Stories as you work through them - it's perfect for my artsy girl. here's a link: http://www.grapevinestudies.com/?AffId=28

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy first week of school! I'm glad it went well for you. Those prayers from our little ones are so precious! You caught a sweet photo, too:) Have you heard of "Big Thoughts for Little People"(ABC's to help you grow) and "Giant Steps for Little People"The Sermon on the Mount and the Ten Commandments) by Kenneth N. Taylor? We used those and they were great for us. I'm sure you'll find something that is a perfect fit for you guys. Have a great weekend!

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  4. congrats on finishing a great first week! i find that all of us function much better on a schedule or routine - it lets me know where i can be flexible and allow for impromptu trips to the park, etc. while still finding room to get it all done.

    ReplyDelete
  5. :D Awesome picture of Caleb. And YAY! I'm so happy to see your report. Keep pressing on!

    ReplyDelete

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