Saturday, August 27, 2011

2nd week of Second Star Academy

In our homeschool this week…We finished our second week of home schooling and it is coming along just fine. It is amazing how much easier it is when we follow our schedule :)

Robyn is learning how to write reports using the MLA rules and she is working on a project on the meaning of names. I can't wait to read that and see which names of friends and family that she chooses.

In addition to our Switched on Schoolhouse curriculum which covers Bible, Language Arts, History/Geography, General Science and Mathmatics, we are including Bible studies by Kay Arthur and various books of fiction.

My favorite thing this week was…The topic of interest to Robyn at the moment, is Spain. Her great-great Aunt is going to take her and her daddy to Spain. I don't want to go. I know, but that's just me! Anyway, she is having fun looking at maps and learning about Spain before she goes in a few months.

Things I’m working on…still packing up things in the house. Several loads of stuff were taken to our storage unit this week. The vinyl siding on our house got a good scrubbing and pressure washing this week. It looks so good! Also, weeding and bushes trimming was accomplished. It's amazing what these things can do to the appearance of your home.

I’m reading…Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and it has been very interesting.

I’m cooking…you can read on my weekly menu the meals I cook for my family. On Monday, my menu will have several recipes included.

I’m grateful for…for family and friends who have been so kind to us and keep us in their prayers.

I’m praying for…for my husband's blood pressure which has been extremely high and has everyone worried for his health.

So that's our update on Second Star Academy. I will post more in the weeks to come.

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

Pam, Teacher at Second Star Academy :)


Jennifer said...

The meanings of names sounds like a fun project.

Marge said...

Spain?!? How exciting! I bet they can't wait to go. Of course, I think that flying is a miserable thing to do. Maybe the excitement of going to Europe will make it bearable.