For Today, Monday November 10, 2008
Outside my window... the leaves are still all over the grass. The snow has mostly melted, and I'm inspired to clean out those flower beds and start dreaming about my garden next spring.
I am thinking... about how to maintain a routine amid the chaos of homeschooling, tending to the littles, and housework.
From the learning room... Printmaking, Ancient Rome, new math curriculum (Horizons), helping verbs, Joseph in Egypt. Made a big switch in our math curriculum (again). I had switched to Saxon this year from math-u-see, but 2 months in and I was going crazy with the annoying scripted lessons and SLLLOOOOOOW progress that it makes. I'm sure the older grades (5/4, 6/7 etc) are better as they aren't scripted for the parent. I wandered into the homeschooling store last week and looked through all the options they had for math and ended up trying Horizons. We'll see how much I like this new curriculum. I'm hoping it will stick for awhile.
I am thankful for... the warm sunlight that shines into our school room in the afternoons and warms us.
I am wearing... Jammies again. I wonder if there isn't a pattern to this LOL. I"m taking after my grandma Sonia.
From the Kitchen... experimenting with oat flour. I'm hoping to make a loaf of bread today.
I am reading... Two Towers still, and also starting a Matthew Kelley book called The Rythym of Life.
I am hoping... that my family knows how much I love each and every one of them!
Around the house... it's clean!! I spent all day friday decluttering and cleaning and it's still mostly clean. What a nice feeling.
One of my favorite things... JP saying 'mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy' over and over again while he smiles at me.
A few plans for the rest of the week... keep the house semi-clean, tackle laundry mountain, smile lots.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...