HMJ 10-26-12


  • In my life this week…

This week we had Danger Girl’s eye exam. She will be getting glasses, but she will only have to wear them while reading and doing school work. I was very lucky because her favorite frames were only $9. I would post a pic, but Danger Girl does not want me to, and I have to respect that.

Sunday we had an interesting video in the evening about some of the ancient lands, including Petra. This was pretty cool, especially since Danger Girl and I have been learning about Petra in history.

  • In our homeschool this week…

Things are getting better with Chatterbox. She is getting better about listening while being read to, and is actually going home singing some of the songs we learn. We do need to work on her tracing skills though.

Danger Girl has been having some jealousy issues regarding the one-on-one time I spend with Chatterbox, but we had a discussion about this and hopefully it will get better.

Danger Girl has been progressing very well in math, which is good after the trouble we had with clocks. We will re-visit clocks at a later time, but until then there is no reason to make her crazy with it.

I found a couple of good lesson ideas for Chatterbox, and have been able to re-use some of the materials I had for Danger Girl, so that is good. Most of what we do incorporates some sort of art or craft projects which helps hold her attention.

  • Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

I am learning that when you teach more than one child, you have to occasionally sit down with them individually to discuss how school is going to help with jealousy issues. I think I will start having a once a week sit down with Danger Girl so she knows I am not ignoring her.

  • I am inspired by…

This week I have been inspired by my daughter. She told me she misses us doing regular nature walks, and I realized I had let them slip. I will have to make sure to plan them more regularly.

  • My favorite thing this week was…

It was fun getting to see Danger Girl all excited about picking out her glasses. I would much rather her be excited about the process than getting upset. She is being a little weird about people seeing her with them on, but I hope that won’t last.

  • What’s working/not working for us…

We are still having some trouble with Chatterbox telling lies, and she still has some problem with being disruptive. She is getting better, and all I can do is continue to work with her.

  • Things I’m working on…

Come check out my blog next Tuesday. I will be doing a review of a very funny book.

My husband and I are also getting ready for Trunk or Treat at the church building. We do a game each year, so we are deciding what game to set up for this one.

  • I’m reading…

I am currently waiting for my new Book Sneeze book to come in. I will be reviewing “Wisdom Meets Passion” by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza.

We are still reading “Pride and Prejudice” as a family, and I am finding it to be a great way to teach some vocabulary.

  • I’m cooking…

My husband has requested Rice Krispie Treats. I am not a huge fan, but I guess I will be making some.

I also have plans for a pot roast this weekend. I am more excited about that!

  • I’m grateful for…

I am very grateful we have the chance to include Chatterbox in our school day. For the most part, Danger Girl is really enjoying having someone to do school with for part of the day.

I am also grateful Danger Girl has some friends nearby now. She loves being able to go over and play with them during the afternoon.

  • I’m praying for…

There are a couple of families I am trying to get to come to services with us. I am praying that I will be able to get these families in church with us.



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