Saturday, January 26, 2013

in our homeschool: the week of JBS and a tired mom

Last Sunday evening as I emptied books, pens, and papers onto my bed to begin planning our week of learning, I became a bit overwhelmed.  I knew this week was going to be a busy one with January Bible Study (JBS) in the evenings…especially since I was going to be teaching the preschoolers.


I all ready knew that housework and meals were planned to have a different look this week.  I wondered if school needed to look a little different too.

When David came into the room, I expressed my concerns to him.  He agreed with me.  School needed to focus on the basics this week just like our meals & house keeping would.

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We, once again, decided what we considered to be important while keeping it simple so that mama wouldn’t absolutely lose her mind be too overwhelmed.

That decision turned out to be a lifesaver for me.  Because by Thursday I could hardly keep my eyes open or form a complete sentence.  I was tired.

January phone pics One day we were blessed with spring-like weather and temps.   After school, we headed out to enjoy the beautiful day while I worked on a JBS lesson.

What did we do this week?  Every child read his or her literature selections.  (reading) Often after they read, I had them tell me about what they had read.  (oral composition/narration/oral grammar usage) They had to complete one math lesson per day.  (math)  Then we spent time watching documentaries that were science or history based.  (science and history/social studies) 

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So while school looked a bit different this week, I know that quite a bit of learning happened.  And this mama, though tired, actually didn’t lose her mind.  That’s a good school week in my book!  {smile}

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Do you ever simplify the school load in your homeschool?


  1. Looks like a good week! Lucky you with the warm weather! We are in New England where it's been in the teens!

  2. Thank you! Yes, it was nice with the warm weather this past week. We are heading back down into some lower temps (and then back up again...crazy Louisiana weather) but not the teens! Yikes! That is cold! Stay warm up there. :)

  3. I love the idea of watching documentaries for science and history. I'm going to have to remember that when we have an extremely busy week. Thanks for stopping by.

    1. Documentaries are a lifesaver when we are busy or I am sick. They help us go beyond the basics. And the kids enjoy them too. :) Thank you for visiting also.


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