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A Homeschool Mother's Journal - week 2

In my life this week...
Eric and I finally got to go out this past weekend on a much needed date (day). We had a Applebees gift card burning a hole in our pocket since the Fall. I asked my older son, Jeremy, and his girlfriend to come and watch the kids while we went out.  We had a nice 3 hours away from the house and had a great lunch. So full I could not even eat dinner that night!  

In our homeschool this week...
We were winding down our studies on Polar Bears and Washington State.  I was gearing up for a busy February.  So many significant days in February = plenty to blog about! 8)
Places we're going and people we're seeing...
We will try to get to the library this coming week, we did last week. However, they are predicting a few storms this week coming up in NY, so we will see.  Today we went to Chuck E Cheese as a treat!
My favorite thing this week was...
My date day with my hubby and some more crafting done!

What's working/not working for us...
So far, doing our "sit d…

A Homeschool Mother's Journal - week 2

In my life this week...
Eric and I finally got to go out this past weekend on a much needed date (day). We had a Applebees gift card burning a hole in our pocket since the Fall. I asked my older son, Jeremy, and his girlfriend to come and watch the kids while we went out.  We had a nice 3 hours away from the house and had a great lunch. So full I could not even eat dinner that night!  

In our homeschool this week...
We were winding down our studies on Polar Bears and Washington State.  I was gearing up for a busy February.  So many significant days in February = plenty to blog about! 8)
Places we're going and people we're seeing...
We will try to get to the library this coming week, we did last week. However, they are predicting a few storms this week coming up in NY, so we will see.  Today we went to Chuck E Cheese as a treat!
My favorite thing this week was...
My date day with my hubby and some more crafting done!

What's working/not working for us...
So far, doing our "sit d…

Weekend and crafting....

We had a beautiful weather weekend here in Southern NY!  We were able to get out on the 4-wheelers for a while and have some fun in the snow!    The hubby and I had a date day (long overdue) - went out to lunch and did some Dollar Store Shopping!    I was able to get a few crafts done in between life happening too....here are a few of my newest creations:



Dollar tree frame (painted), background is a folder (Old Navy $ .47 for 3 of them), Roses are actually from Dollar Tree and they are soap!  I hot glue them on and put a sticker on the bottom!

More Dollar Tree stuff I put together!

Simple but makes a statement!
I think I am almost done with all my Valentine decorating and will hopefully be able to put a nice post together showcasing it all!  
Taking the day off school today so I can get February lesson plans all set...so much going on in February!

Weekend and crafting....

We had a beautiful weather weekend here in Southern NY!  We were able to get out on the 4-wheelers for a while and have some fun in the snow!    The hubby and I had a date day (long overdue) - went out to lunch and did some Dollar Store Shopping!    I was able to get a few crafts done in between life happening too....here are a few of my newest creations:



Dollar tree frame (painted), background is a folder (Old Navy $ .47 for 3 of them), Roses are actually from Dollar Tree and they are soap!  I hot glue them on and put a sticker on the bottom!

More Dollar Tree stuff I put together!

Simple but makes a statement!
I think I am almost done with all my Valentine decorating and will hopefully be able to put a nice post together showcasing it all!  
Taking the day off school today so I can get February lesson plans all set...so much going on in February!

February Lesson Plans

**Last day to enter the "Show Off Your Homeschool" Party!  Great giveaways!*


Here is what we will be studying for February for homeschool.....just an outline as we switch it up when necessary.




Children’s Devotional
Daily Journal Prompt
Hidden Pictures Books
History/Social Studies State of the month – Pennsylvania Presidents Day Black History Month Groundhogs Day Chinese New Year studies
Science Animal of the Month – Groundhogs Winter Weather -  temperatures, reading a thermometer, measure snow fall Baking – Valentines day

Language Arts Letter of the Week – journals, crafts, practice Magic Tree House Book Reading Weekly Library Trips
Health & Safety                 Dental Month
Mathematics Calendar – mark off days of the month Continue with measurements
Music                 Instrument playtime                 Dance & music time
Visual Arts                 Valentine Art Projects                 Groundhog Art Projects                 Winter Art Projects                 Chinese New year Art Projec…

February Lesson Plans

**Last day to enter the "Show Off Your Homeschool" Party!  Great giveaways!*


Here is what we will be studying for February for homeschool.....just an outline as we switch it up when necessary.




Children’s Devotional
Daily Journal Prompt
Hidden Pictures Books
History/Social Studies State of the month – Pennsylvania Presidents Day Black History Month Groundhogs Day Chinese New Year studies
Science Animal of the Month – Groundhogs Winter Weather -  temperatures, reading a thermometer, measure snow fall Baking – Valentines day

Language Arts Letter of the Week – journals, crafts, practice Magic Tree House Book Reading Weekly Library Trips
Health & Safety                 Dental Month
Mathematics Calendar – mark off days of the month Continue with measurements
Music                 Instrument playtime                 Dance & music time
Visual Arts                 Valentine Art Projects                 Groundhog Art Projects                 Winter Art Projects                 Chinese New year Art Projec…

Sneak peak at party giveaways!

How's the weekend going y'all? 
  It's been sunny and in the low 30's here in Southern NY and that is perfect weather for playing outside.
 We have had a great weekend on the quads and playing the snow!   


I am so happy that so many homeschoolers have linked up to the "Show Off Your Homeschool" party that was posted on Friday. 
If you have not yet linked up, there is still time!  You have until Midnight (EST) on Monday to enter your link and be eligible for these great giveaways!




One lucky homeschooling home will get enough Lego Club Jr Magazines (Special School Edition - 2 different editions)....for each child in their family, plus a Lego 134 Piece set and a Lego Sticker Page!



One Lucky Mom will receive all these goodies...including....Journal, valentine crafting stickers Hello Kitty Mints, bookmarks and more....



But wait, there's more....in addition to the above you will also receive this beautiful handmade clutch. Made by my friend, Caroline, who has a wonder…

Sneak peak at party giveaways!

How's the weekend going y'all? 
  It's been sunny and in the low 30's here in Southern NY and that is perfect weather for playing outside.
 We have had a great weekend on the quads and playing the snow!   


I am so happy that so many homeschoolers have linked up to the "Show Off Your Homeschool" party that was posted on Friday. 
If you have not yet linked up, there is still time!  You have until Midnight (EST) on Monday to enter your link and be eligible for these great giveaways!




One lucky homeschooling home will get enough Lego Club Jr Magazines (Special School Edition - 2 different editions)....for each child in their family, plus a Lego 134 Piece set and a Lego Sticker Page!



One Lucky Mom will receive all these goodies...including....Journal, valentine crafting stickers Hello Kitty Mints, bookmarks and more....



But wait, there's more....in addition to the above you will also receive this beautiful handmade clutch. Made by my friend, Caroline, who has a wonder…

Homeschool Link Up Party TODAY!

Happy Friday everyone!

I am excited to be hosting the 1st "Show off Your Homeschool" Linky Party today! 


{Details are posted below}
Grab a cup of coffee, tea or whatever your pleasure...
But first here are some pictures of where we homeschool to get this party started off right!

We start with a devotional before starting each day at the dining room table.


My "desk"..a rolling cart with all kinds of cubbies in the front and back...my "immediate" needs are here. (Snagged this baby on FREECYCLE!)

Bulletin boards and kids toys.
Other side of the schoolroom/playroom where I have a lot of "my stuff" and books stored.
Top of our coat closet with supplies. {I sneak stuff anywhere I can find a space..lol}


More by the bulletin boards.

Looking into our dining room/school table.


Master bedroom where Wii fun happens!

Our bouncey house - gotta keep those kids active!

Our outdoor movie screen, we host a lot of movies nights at our house...Fun for all!

Homeschool Link Up Party TODAY!

Happy Friday everyone!

I am excited to be hosting the 1st "Show off Your Homeschool" Linky Party today! 


{Details are posted below}
Grab a cup of coffee, tea or whatever your pleasure...
But first here are some pictures of where we homeschool to get this party started off right!

We start with a devotional before starting each day at the dining room table.


My "desk"..a rolling cart with all kinds of cubbies in the front and back...my "immediate" needs are here. (Snagged this baby on FREECYCLE!)

Bulletin boards and kids toys.
Other side of the schoolroom/playroom where I have a lot of "my stuff" and books stored.
Top of our coat closet with supplies. {I sneak stuff anywhere I can find a space..lol}


More by the bulletin boards.

Looking into our dining room/school table.


Master bedroom where Wii fun happens!

Our bouncey house - gotta keep those kids active!

Our outdoor movie screen, we host a lot of movies nights at our house.