Homeschool Highlight Reel

Welcome to the first Homeschool Highlight Reel- a weekly online curriculum and idea sharing fair!

I have always posted Week In Review Summaries each Friday and this carnival will take the place of those posts.  What's new is that now I would like each of you to join me in sharing what you've been up to!  It could be a review of a new curriculum you are trying, pictures of special outings or activities, a new schedule or tip you learned, or just a simply summary of how the week went.  To make it even easier, relevant posts written in the last week are welcome!

This week only there will be a drawing from all participants (bloggers and commentors) of a fun prize yet to be determined!  I'm thinking something just for mom.... since if you're anything like me you're pretty tired by Friday!

So what have we been up to this week?

Honestly I'm a little stumped what to write!  We had an interesting week to be sure.  Aidan encountered a little math-block and had a complete melt down on Wednesday, which carried over into him spending most of the morning yesterday getting finished with his *assignment*.  I use that term loosely since this only consisted of completing 6 problems.

It was our first tears over school (in fact the first resistance I've really seen at all this year) and it turned into big tears over seeing his friends.  Now that his friends have gone back to school (which happened this week) I think he might be missing them more, feeling like he would be seeing them more if he was in school too.  It's irrelevant because most of his friends don't go to the same school he would, but his 6 year old little brain doesn't see it that way.  I think we worked it through well though, his gymnastics started back up again last night, scouts starts next week, and tonight we are going to our first homeschool co-op event.  Although he knows many other homeschoolers, he doesn't know many that are his age and live close by....I'm hoping when he sees many homeschoolers all in one place he will realize he is more *normal* than he feels right now.

I wasn't quite prepared to handle the depth of the emotion he had over this issue, but I think we worked it through!

As for my other two little munchkins, Caleb & Kylee both had good weeks.  I won't share too much, but I did find this fantastic set of wooden stringing beads at a garage sale for $0.50 and they really went crazy with them!  Caleb used them for stringing, sorting, & patterning, and I showed Kylee how to stack the cube beads and she was really getting into trying to add a bead to the top and then knocking them down. 

Click here to learn more about the Homeschool Highlight Reel or to grab a button.  Don't forget to add your link to link back to this blog Work & Play, Day by Day (or a HHR button, found here) and to come back and add your link to the list.


Amanda said...

Such a great idea... any time homeschoolerss can get together and help each other and pay forward great ideas...well that's a good thing in my book!

God bless-

Lisa said...

I'm really liking our "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons". Seems to be better than our original. I was pleasantly surprised today by Andrew's "reading" of words like eat, seed, ram, etc. He was happy to be actually reading something too.

Love our HWOT too. I've seen so much progress since we started last year. I would certainly recommend that to anyone at all.

Glad to hear that things are progressing for you too Heidi!

*Mirage* said...

I'm so glad for Aidan that he got to meet a bunch of homeschoolers today and has a better outlook on homeschooling now! :)
Those stringing beads look like fun. :)

Cheryl @ On the Old Path said...

Hi this sounds like fun so on Fridays I post about our past school week. I am still kind of new to the blog world. Do I need to sign up with Mr. Linky?