Saturday, July 27, 2013

Homeschool Mother's Journal :: The Week in Review

This week has been another full week--for me, at least.  My summer has been filled with planning of some form or another.

A major event that I headed up was my family's reunion.  The planning for this, while spread over a year's time, really picked up over the last month or so.  I am thankful to say that it took place last weekend and so this week I've spent in recovery from that.

It's a shame that I must look back at my calendar to remember just what took place this week.  But it's a good thing I can. (smile)

I've continued planning for my children's learning time this year.  I've been focusing heavily on our History Lessons since this is the driving force for our topics of discussion throughout the year.  I've been doing a lot of reading and studying myself.

I'm also engaged in planning for my homeschool group.  This year we'll be offering a series of co-op enrichment classes--and if you've been a part of anything like that before, you know the amount of planning involved.

On Thursday, I met with a local art museum to help them brainstorm how to better reach out to school-age children.  I am volunteering my time and expertise in writing curriculum to engage homeschooling parents and teachers.  i'm excited about this opportunity--but, there's more planning that will be given to this.

On Friday of this week, I was able to attend a homeschool conference.  I went with another homeschooling friend and ran into a good number of our other friends/acquaintances from the area (some part of our group, several who are not).  It was rather interesting to talk and share stories about how things are going and what we'll be doing for the coming year.

As far as what the kiddos got into, they played outside a lot this week.  We've done a good amount of reading.  This week we instituted an informal system of the children taking turns reading aloud to the family in the evenings.  I do a lot of that reading and sometimes Daddy joins in.  Because of all the things I've been planning for and engaging in, I was really tired on night and asked Pretty Girl to read to her sibs.  This really isn't an unusual thing, however, I decided that we'd all take turns reading aloud and sharing in stories.  So far so good!

We are gearing up to take a bit of a vacation starting next week and into August.  We'll visit some family, visit a beach, do some camping, attend a festival, hang out with friends, etc.  I'm in need of a break from my 'regular' life and this is the time we usually take a trip.

So... a bit more planning is in the plans for my weekend as well.
It's a good thing I enjoy planning (smile).

How was your week?  No matter what happened or didn't happen, I hope you have a great weekend.

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Kym T said...

I need to finish my homeschool planning for the coming school year - I'm quite behind. Sounds like you had a very productive and busy week of planning. How nice to have the family reunion. We are having one this fall that I'm really looking forward to.

Visiting from HMJ - have a lovely week!

~Leslie said...

Hi Kym,
I still have a bit more planning to do, too. It's often amazing just how much we need to plan for once we sit down to do it.
Hope you find some time.
Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa said...

Wow! You have had such a busy and productive week. I hope the reunion went well and I think it is awesome that you are helping the museum reach out to families. I hope you have a great vacation. We will be going away the end of August. The kids lament that it isn't here yet, but I know that I have much to do (planning, etc.) before then! Hope you have a great rest of your weekend. Many blessings, Lisa (coming over to visit from THMJ)

~Leslie said...

Things did go well! I'm glad it's over, though. ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Jen said...

You are a very busy woman! What an awesome opportunity to help out in your community by helping out at the art museum!! Hope you enjoy your vacation and get the break that you need!

~Leslie said...

Hi Jen,
Yes, the art museum is an awesome opportunity for me and my family!! I'm excited to be able to help get other families involved, too.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Nita said...

Wow it's amazing how unique everyone's lesson planning regime becomes.


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