Friday, September 2, 2011

MHJ Week # 4

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In my life this week… We have had a blast this week. We visited my family and did a few field trips. This is the first week we have been able to add in field trips and we went on two! We enjoyed our down time and also are glad to be back home. Today is my wonderful hubby's birthday so we will be making a cake for daddy and getting presents together. ;-)

In our homeschool this week… We continued on through our 2nd week of virtual classes. I am finding that our virtual work does not take that long but am finding it hard to motivate him through it. He keeps telling me this is baby stuff. We may have to try to tweak this some or even stop doing the virtual classes and just go our own way like originally planned. We will just have to see. I am going to at least try to give it a month or two to see how they go for now. I don't want him to lose his zest for wanting to learn and I feel like he is.... at least the traditional book way. That is just not how he learns. 
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… We went on two field trips this week. First we went to a working dairy farm. We got to pet the calves and see two that had just been born that day. We also got to try out fresh from the farm milk and ice cream . Boo Bear also was able to see how they milk the cows and we all really enjoyed it. Problem is he LOVED the fresh milk so I may have to find a dairy to buy it from now. LOL

Then we stopped by a Civil War memorial site. They used to smelt the iron in my home town to make the weapons for the war. I had no idea that place even existed. It was a great trip to see all the artifacts and I think I might have a history buff on my hands. He was really into the old weapons and how they used to make their items like bowls and hammers to use. It was a blast. 

My favorite thing this week was… I loved visiting the dairy and the Civil War museum. 

Questions/thoughts I have…  I am trying to figure out what to do about the curriculum. I am going to have to expand it and I am thinking of a Unit Study on top of his virtual work. This way we are for sure getting our four hours in every day that the state requires but we are also enjoying ourselves and learning something he wants to learn. We will just have to see how it goes. 

I’m reading…  A book I am reviewing called The Crucible. I am also starting one of Nora Roberts books that I see has a long list of series behind it. That should keep me busy for awhile.

I’m praying for… Guidance, strength and wisdom to know what to do. Also a family in our town lost their precious little one this week. Praying for peace and comfort for them. 
A picture from this week...  

Visiting the memorial at the Civil War museum.


  1. I have decided to do unit studies this year. There are a ton of great resources online, but it does take longer to plan. Why not try just a small 2 week unit study to see if it works? You can do it around the online school stuff.

  2. happy birthday to the hubs! I put unit studies together for my boys all the time- you are welcome to use them - I have links to them on my site and also at you can find mine and many many more! (free is good) :) it also give you the freedom to grab daily or weekly projects that will draw in his interest!

  3. Thanks for stopping by THH. I'll join you in prayer for the family you mentioned that lost their little one. Praying, too, that God graces you with the "Guidance, strength and wisdom to know what to do" you are praying for. Me, too!


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