Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Homeschool Mother's Journal (Pilot)

Thoughts lead to action - I hope.

I finally found a way to articulate my thoughts on homeschooling. I have been doing lessons to my kids at a regular basis but with no structure and all. I also try to supplement a lot daily. For me our exploring is part of my homeschooling. There are also lots of things we do at home which can be consider homeschooling. I hope, i get to keep this organized and I intend to join this journey through this home school journal.

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

In my life this week...
are thoughts of homeschooling.

In our homeschool this week...

It was Kylie's half term break at KG2 (Reception), so we went to lots of places, read lots of books of Dr. Seuss, Fancy Nancy and Oxford Reading Tree Stage 2 (she finds the latter really easy) and started addition (adding 1-3 to numbers 1-30). I have been meaning to start our topic on The World, gather resources but yet to start. 

Kerim, 18 months today, started his phonics lessons and can manage to speak A, K, P. I read to him books in English and my husband, in Turkish, but still can't get his attention long enough.

Places we're going and people we're seeing...
This week, we went to
Circus at the Souq, Logos Hope Floating Book Shop , Taste & Fun Food Festival., Bowling Centre and Fish Market. 

My favorite thing this week was...
starting cooking healthy food. 

What's working/not working for us...
I suppose what's working for us is exploring a lot of places and then relating it to books. But I have to start the formal homeschooling for my toddler really soon. As for my Preschooler, she's doing a great job socializing in school but to quote her: I teach her more than her teacher.

Homeschool questions/thoughts I have...
How to start toddler in homeschooling.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...

This is Kylie counting 1-10 in different languages. Any home school thoughts for learning languages?


  1. I can't imagine homeschooling and the discipline that would take... Wow. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

    Stopping by from the Blog Entourage Blog Hop!

    Anna, The Pilot's Wife

  2. Hey Caroline! Interesting blog you've got here. Wish I can try your recipes too but I don't get to cook that much. Hehe! Anyway, good luck with the homeschooling thing. I don't think I have the patience for that but we might try doing that for Ziggy, at least for his preschool years.

    New follower of yours. :D Have a nice day.

  3. indeed homeschooling is such a toughie - hence, i am not full time - just yet.

    thanks for following!

  4. Hi Caroline! Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your post! How exciting all the places you are visiting with your children. I think that is perfect how you are doing that & then relating it to books! If you like teaching that way & your kids like learning that way, then you might want to check out Five In A Row. They have a curriculum for little ones called Beyond Five In A Row. It's very inexpensive & gentle learning. My toddler is 2.5 & I am not doing anything formal with her yet-just playing & reading books. I point out colors, letters & do counting in them. They learn so much on their own. The website (they have a forum, too) for five in a row is:
    Have fun & you can do it!! I wouldn't say I had an abundance of patience, but home-educating has certainly helped me to develop more of it. Holly


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