Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Homeschool Mother's Journal~Weekly Wrap-Up

It's been awhile since I've done one of these. Things have been a little crazy . Homeschooling, organizing our homeschool co-op, teaching CCD, and trying to keep the house clean and organized was about all I could handle. So something had to give and that was blogging.
I would LOVE to say I got everything caught up and organized, but that would be a far cry from the truth.
I think I have finally come to the conclusion that your house will never be spotless when your homeschooling(or if you have kids and pets).

In our homeschool this week.....Math, Writing, Reading.....all the basics. We have finally caught up with our history and science lessons. Somehow, we always fall behind in these subjects. Maybe I need to scale back a little. I just get so excited with all the possibilities. On top of our usual religion lessons, we have added Advent Adventures to our schooling.



My kids enjoy watching the videos and working in the workbooks. I count it as part of writing and spelling.
We finished up our semester today and will be taking a two week vacation for Christmas. In my head I am signing...."I'm so excited, I just can't hide it!" I have really enjoyed the 6 weeks of school and 1 week off. It seems to be the perfect solution. Just when you need a break, you get one.

In our life.......just preparing for the birth of Christ. The house is decorated for Christmas. I love having my grandmother's nativity sitting out on our shelves this year.


The kids have been following the Wise Men around. Some days they are easier to find while other days they can be rather sneaky.


I have finished Christmas shopping. Now all I have to do is wrap all the gifts, bake more cookies, bake pies, and get Christmas dinner set.
Are you ready for Christmas? 
Can you believe it's only a week away?


What I am working on...... I have been making a tree skirt for our Christmas tree. I started it awhile ago (over a year ago), but just never got around to finishing. I am working on altering a skirt for my sweet, amazing CCD aid. Cleaning and preparing for Christmas dinner. I am also creating uneven bars and a balance beam for Princess P's American Girl dolls for Christmas. It's such a busy time of year.

What I am reading....
Catholic Home Schooling by Mary Kay Clark



and Praying the Rosary by Megan McKenna




What the kids are reading....Lego Man just finished Father Marquette and the Great Rivers by August Derleth for school.


For free time reading, he is working on the second book of the Redwall Series, Mossflower.



He is really enjoying reading these books.
Princess P is reading the Little House Chapter books. She has checked out a handful from the library and is reading through rather quickly.



What I am praying for....a peaceful Christmas. It always seems like there is some type of drama this time of year. We are continuing to pray for Mary and Miss Courtney as her time here on earth is becoming shorter. We are praying for a peaceful death for this sweet saint as she returns home to be with Jesus.


Till next time,
 ~Monique


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