Homeschool Mother’s Journal – August 24, 2012

 
 
 In my life this week…
We started back to our co-op this week.  Can you hear my kids shouting for joy?  They were ready and excited for a myriad of reasons.  Seeing their friends was at the top of the list but they were also ready to delve into the classes that they will be taking at co-op. 
 
I will be spending time during co-op helping in a Learning Fun class for 3 & 4 year olds and teaching “Values to Grow By” – a Bible story class using Veggie Tale curriculum for kindergarten and 1st grade students.  I am VERY excited about my class.  I love Veggie Tales and I have the best group of kids.  I also have the pleasure to be the parent helper in the SC History class.  I may be more excited about this simply because even though I grew up in the great state of SC, there is a lot of history that I just don’t know.  I look forward to learning as much as the kids in the class.
 
In our homeschool this week…
To be honest, we had rough mornings every day this week; except Monday because we were so excited about co-op.  Our rough mornings were not because of attitudes or sickness or not wanting to do math.  They were simply because for some reason Mom, that’s me, slept through my alarm every single morning.  We started late so we ended late.   Other than the morning thing, we’ve had a great week getting into our assignments for co-op class and forging ahead with all our other subjects.
 
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
Quizlet.com!!!  I am sure that seasoned homeschool moms know about this.  I actually learned about it at the end of last year but wanted to give a little reminder of it as we are already using it for vocabulary this year and loving the features it offers.
 
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
Haircuts and dentist appointments were on the calendar this week.  Nothing exciting but very necessary.
 
My favorite thing this week was…
AWANA starting back at church.  I help with TNT (the 3rd – 5th graders).  I love seeing the kids excited about the verses that they have worked so hard to memorize and hearing them recite the verses.
 
Questions/thoughts I have…
Breakfast?  My family is kind of tired of cereal and oatmeal.  I’d love suggestions for healthy breakfast items.  Quick and easy would be helpful and preferred.
 
I’m grateful for…
My faith!!
 
I’m praying for…
Family and friends facing surgery, waiting on test results, looking for jobs, dealing with the loss of a loved one.  There is so much to pray for.  I am so thankful that the Lord knows the request so much better than me.
 
Thanks for sharing my homeschool journey.  You can peek into the lives of other homeschool mom’s at The Homeschool Mother’s Journal.  
 
Joy to You!
 
 
 
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6 thoughts on “Homeschool Mother’s Journal – August 24, 2012

    1. One of the best things about Quizlet is that the flash card sets can be shared with others. In our case, we are using a set made by a mom in our co-op for my daughter’s SC History class. All you need is an account, which is free for basic access, and the name of the flash card set.

      If I get an quick, easy, and healthy breakfast ideas, I will share them in later posts!

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  1. breakfast…scramble a few eggs and place in a soft taco. sprinkle with cheese and roll up the shell. breakfast burrito. 🙂 (can even add tomatoes if you’d like, and can be served with fruit. this is quick, easy, and not much to clean up 🙂

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  2. Breakfast! Combine 1 cup of Bisquick mix, 2 cups milk and 4 eggs. Put a little ham cubes, turkey bacon bits, shredded cheese, chopped veggies, or whatever in the bottom of a greased muffin tin. (Only about 1 T of add-ins.) Fill with egg mixture 3/4s full. Bake for about 10-12 minutes (or until set depending on size of muffin tin) at 350. FREEZE in baggies. Take out the night before to thaw or microwave about 1 minute 30 seconds to reheat. Add a banana or apple. Voila! Make-ahead breakfast! 😀 I usually make up 100 or so mini quiches to freeze. The kids can get their own breakfasts in the mornings! LOL

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