Homeschool Mother’s Journal: April 12, 2013

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In my life this week…

We’ve had a busy but productive week this week! One of my major accomplishments was a successful trip to our favorite Salvation Army. Kaylee was in desperate need of clothes, and she found several denim skirts, a couple knit tops, and a beautiful dressy skirt. We even managed to find a gently used Monopoly game ($2.99) and Chutes and Ladders game ($.99)–great buys!

While we were out shopping, I also stopped at Abeka’s motel meeting and ordered a few things for Weston for kindergarten next year. I can’t believe I get another chance to teach the early grades. It’s going to be fun! :-)

In our homeschool this week…

I’m working hard at cleaning up our homeschool room this weekend. You know how it goes–homeschooling just seems to breed clutter and eraser dust. I am also determined to get to the bottom of the pile of papers waiting to be graded and filed. Honestly, I don’t know why I let it get ahead of me, but it is definitely time to get caught up. Portfolios and evaluations are coming up soon, y’all!

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

If you use the History Through the Ages timeline figures, do yourself a favor and do NOT try to use the wall size figures for timeline notebooks. It works very well most of the time, but on those few pages when things don’t fit right, it becomes very frustrating. Lesson learned.

Timeline notebook page

FREE printable timeline notebook pages

My kiddos favorite thing this week was…

All the kids are LOVING this beautiful weather! It has been in the 70’s most days this week.

The kids have been riding their bikes to the post office so they can swing at the nearby playground. Even Kendra got to go once, although she was afraid of the unfamiliar swing set.

I’m cooking…

I made five loaves of Honey Whole Wheat Bread plus a dozen rolls on Wednesday, and there is only a tiny bit left. It was so delicious, and because it is so healthy, I decided to let the kids enjoy it. I’d say they did.

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

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  1. Oh, I’m going to be working on my paper pile and portfolios this coming week too. I have a stack about 12 inches tall! I usually do a little throughout the session, but I haven’t done it ONCE this time around.

    I pinned the timeline pages! What a great resource! Thanks so much! I love that they’re lined because I have kids that NEED lined paper. 😉 I think I’ll print out the years for US History when we get to that, adding in maps and notebooking pages. Yay!

    Yum! Your bread looks great!

    • Thanks for pinning, Jessy! I’m glad you’ll be able to use the timeline pages. I made them because I found that most timeline notebooks were incredibly overpriced. I’d love to know what you think of the date increments I’ve used–I’m thinking maybe I should offer several different versions…someday! 😉

  2. You’re bread recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. We also have been thinking about grinding our own wheat because it is so much healthier! Thanks for sharing at The Homeschool Mother’s Journal!

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