Thursday, March 29, 2012

Homeschool Mothers Journal

Playing under the weeping willow.

Is it the weekend already? I feel like I have been playing catch up for months. It always seems that way though. Either kids are sick and I get behind or there are holidays, or nice weather..... the list seems to never end. I guess the problem stems from me being an over achiever!

Robin, Duck and Owl
Two weeks ago we rowed the book Katy and The Big Snow. Check our our fun week long study on that here.

We started the FIAR book Storm in the Night, we will continue rowing it until next week since we only read it 2 days this week and haven't done all the projects yet that I plan to do.

We did make these cute Rock Bugs look here

Falcon has been working on an essay for a contest I encouraged him to enter. We had a long talk about writing for fun and writing to win. They are not always the same thing. I told him that I didn't care which direction he wanted to take his writing and that I would help him either way. Falcon chose to write to win so we did some research on who was doing the judging and discussed what we though they would want to hear. We talked about how to write and target a specific audience. He was happy with his essay.
Robin wrote an essay as well.

Falcon and I went to see Hunger Games. It was great and very much like the book. I bawled at the reaping scene it was played very well. Interestingly enough I like Gale better in the movie than I did in the book and the opposite for Peeta I liked him better in the book than in the movie.

Ever since I saw the movie I have loved this song.

I am reading:

Robin went to a birthday party for her friend who just turned 8!

She wanted to wear one of her new dresses, She looks good with those bowling shoes huh?

I am 7 more pounds down! Yay!

“The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” ~Napolean Hill


Our Side of the Mountain said...

I haven't made it to the theater to see "Hunger Games" yet. I have read the trilogy though.

And congratulations on the the 7 pounds! Whoop!

Phyllis said...

Oh, I love weeping willows!

Jen @ Forever, For Always... said...

Katy and the Big Snow is one of our favorite books. We took a break from FIAR this year, but we are starting up again next year. I missed it! I'm hoping to see the Hunger Games in a couple of weeks.

Amy said...

I adore your weeping willow! how pretty! and I cannot wait to see Hunger Games! and that SONG is soooo nice! :) i love it! Thanks for sharing!

Chareen said...

Congrats on your weight loss !!

Oh that quaote hit the right spot for me. Just put it on my FB. Been walking in the storms of late and that encouraged me :)

MommyKuehner said...

Joey and Lydia both did essays too. I typed as they told me what they wanted to say. They felt good about entering.

We are going to see Hunger Games Wednesday, unless the sitter cancels.