Homeschool Mothers Journal

In my life this week…

I actually picked up my crochet hook and started a blue scrap quilt baby blanket (and it's almost finished).

In our homeschool this week…

We are plugging along and make slow and steady progress in our daily work. Next year will be way more exciting… I promise. 

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We had dinner twice this week with my parents. We are really enjoying our Thursday visits with Jenn. This Friday we have OT and Teacher visits. Saturday my sister and her family are coming over.

My favorite thing this week was…

Having my inspiration renewed by a couple of different people who blessed us this week.

What’s working/not working for us…

Our current reading program is not working for Malachi (7). He has been struggling with learning how to read and we need to do some extra work over the summer. My life would be so much easier if he could read instructions for himself.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…

I am curious what materials you are purchasing for your homeschool next year.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

Zion sleeping on the couch.

Zion crashed out on the couch for his afternoon nap. 

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Jesus follower, wife of 1, mama of 5, homeschooler, writer, painter, graphic designer, crochet lover...

9 thoughts on “Homeschool Mothers Journal

  1. I don’t know what reading program you are using, but have you tried The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading? It was a lifesave for me. It is very plain, but it is very effective. I love it. A lesson a day with a few minutes of review – usually between 10-20 minutes – gets the job done. Good luck!


  2. I am still working on my baby blanket, he will be 3 months old and I still need to get it finished.
    I don’t know what reading program you are using but we used progressive phonics.
    Love the picture, he looks so sweet sleeping on the couch.

  3. Not buying curriculum. I love to go to the library and get books the kids are interested in. Got a bunch of books about trucks for my visiting nephew.

  4. I love to crochet, but hardly ever do it. Too busy blogging. LOL!
    I can relate about the reading issue. My youngest is 7 and he still need some practice too. I found that both of my older children really took off with reading at 8 1/2, so I have a bout a year to go (if #3 follows the same pattern). He has finished “100 EZ Lessons,” but I recently purchased Click ‘N Read Phonics to give him some more practice and confidence. (And he can do it on his own. Ha!)

  5. Let's see. I am re-using some of the curriculum I already have, but this is what I am planning:
    Bible/Worldview: Apologia's Who Am I?
    All About Spelling
    The Phonics Road to Spelling and Reading
    Grammarlogues–an experiment based upon a friend's recommendation
    recycle Tapestry of Grace Yr. 1
    Apologia Chemistry, recycle General Science and recycle elementary Apologia Botany, this time with a lapbook
    The Prairie Primer and Literary Lessons From the Lord of the Rings for literature (2 groups of children)
    Probably buy the Veritas K workbook and recycle Phonics Museum for child #4.

  6. We are just starting this year and reading is what im most concerned about. I love to hear what is working for everyone. The plan for this year (first) is:
    Science: eagle’s wings considering god’s creation and supplemental books
    Ss: books and hands on activities
    Math: horizons
    Read aloud books
    Handwriting: a reason for handwriting
    Phonics/reading: various sources

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