What a busy week it’s been! I’ve managed to finish the first week of schooling all three kids! I’m finding my days fly by quickly, and i have to work hard to squeeze in all my responsibilities. Still, I’m pleased with the way school is going. I couldn’t ask for better students.
On the High School Front: Stagirl is pretty independent, and her online studies are going well. She wrapped up her first portfolio project in history (she has to do two per quarter). It was a paper on using primary vs. secondary sources when evaluating history.
Also of note, she is learning to drive. So far I’ve outsourced the driving instruction to my uncle, but I’m going to have to get out on the road with her soon. I can’t believe I have a child old enough for a learner’s permit!
On the Elementary School Front: I learned that Bug can take an addition times test while talking to everyone in the room and still manage to get 100 problems correct in 2 minutes and 32 seconds. I didn’t think it was possible. He is definitely a social learner.
In history he learned about the first explorers in America and the James Town colony. And in science we’ve been studying energy. He made a rudimentary cardboard dog with a bobbing head to demonstrate what he’s learned.
On the Preschool Front: Boo was definitely my most enthusiastic student this week! She would do five hours of school a day, if I had the time.
She had a lot of fun playing with the Laurie toys we got in the My Father’s World preschool package. She laced, sorted colors, named letters, and put together puzzle after puzzle. She also worked on her scissors skills and we spent a lot of time reading, focusing on the book Jessie Bear, What Will You Wear?
On the Work Front: I managed to crank out five blog posts this week. In my spare time (ha! what is that?) I’ve been going through the Content Brew Course. I can already tell it’s going to revolutionize my blogging. No more sitting down and wondering what to write for me!
On the downside, I have been so busy with school, I’ve been practically non-existant in social media this week. I’m going to have to fix that next week!
All in all, it’s been a great week, but I’m looking forward to the weekend!
Since my social media and blog reading time has been limited this week, this roundup is pretty short. Still, in my few hours online, I managed to find some real gems in the world of blogging.
Mom vs. Mom – The War I Didn’t See Coming at Loving My Lot. A new take on the mommy wars that is spot on!
In God I Boast – The Power of God at Future Flying Saucers. If you love a good inspirational read, this is it!
8 Email Mistakes You Make at Challies.com. I’ve made every single mistake.
The Benefits of a Mastermind Group at 1099 Mom. In my six years of blogging, I’ve been a part of many groups. Having a group of like minded bloggers definitely makes blogging more enjoyable (and productive)!
How to Develop Social Skills without Socialization at Education Possible. If you’ve homeschooled for any amount of time, you’ve heard the “What about socialization?” question. I love this response!
Need more reading? This week Bundle of the Week is offering 5 preschool learning eBooks (affiliate link) for just $7.40!
Have a great weekend!