Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Mother's Homeschool Journal #19

 

In my life this week…
 
I rounded the corner to soon be done with my study in Galatians :-)  Although, in e-SBS world, "soon" could be one week or it could be two!

I must confess to being a bit overwhelmed this week and somewhat missing blogging on both sites more often (like I use to).

In our homeschool this week…
I am just going to be honest.  After all, that is what this meme is for; real homeschool experiences (both the good days/weeks and the bad!)...

I had to have a parent-teacher conference! 

Yes, I was talking to myself again!  The first two weeks of school went GREAT, but this week... not so much.  We didn't seem to have enough time for everything where we had plenty of time before.  We ran late and forgot things and all was just crazy.  Ashley was so overwhelmed at one point that she just shut down and I walked out to have my parent-teacher conference!

I couldn't understand, our work load had not changed.  But our ability to manage it all somehow had.  I felt bad and, thankfully, I was able to pause and pray.  God heard and sent my husband in to ask me how 'things' were going.  Not so well.  After some discussion we were able to produce some alternatives and ideas that might help school go a little more smoothly and a little less stressful. 


Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
Meeting and then another meeting and then... oh yeah, another meeting!  Busy week ahead ;-)

My favorite thing this week was…
Going to the library :-)  I'm simple, really, and getting out of the bed/classroom for an afternoon was soooooooo nice and the kids did GREAT getting their work done there!
 
What's working/not working for us...
Well, I am not sure!  How we went from a workable schedule to an un-workable schedule of the same is beyond me!  BUT...
 
Homeschool questions/thoughts I have…
... the plan is to break up the morning and draw the kids in to focus on one particular subject at a time.  I think that is where I lost them this week.  I give them all their work at once and they jump back-and-forth between subjects and can't seem to regulate themselves.  Next thing we know they get distracted and before much longer they are 'gone'.  I think, if I was honest with myself, this same system didn't work as well last year as it could have.  Perhaps it just takes some training wheels to get them in the right direction :-)

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
I came across this one on the net this week and it really spoke to my heart and all we are doing in our missions work at this time:
 
Never concede to doing something so small that it could be accomplished entirely in your lifetime.
Dr Ralph Winter (Founder, US Center for World Mission)

Have a blessed weekend!





1 comment:

  1. Amanda, We have weeks like those....and days...yesterday was one of those days....and I had a conference too...with the covers pulled over me!!!! Hope you're not too incredibly busy and your week is going better!! Rebecca

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