This week, after yet again having to remind my 17 year old son that he wasn’t spending enough time on his schoolwork, I was thinking about what to do. Then an idea came to me: time cards! So I found Printable Time Cards.com with a lot of choices for free printables. You can also buy editable time cards if you want to personalize them. Today was his first day filling out a time card. I didn’t say anything to him about the amount of time he spent on each subject, I just had him fill it out. Next week, I’ll start enforcing the time limits. He was ok with the time card today, but I’m thinking next week isn’t going to go as smoothly!
Hannah found a baby Praying Mantis on the inside of the front door. So of course, the kids had to hold it and play with it. And we took lots of pictures, too! Here’s Zach holding it. He wasn’t afraid of it, he was trying to hide his face because he knew I was going to post this picture here. lol I had them set it lose in our vegetable garden.
I had several other pictures to share. Hannah laying on the couch doing Kentucky State History on the computer, two snack items that she made for home ec. And some more…..I think…..However, the memory card with them on it has disappeared. Either that or I’m losing my mind and can’t see them on the card I have. sigh. I shall try to find them…..when the kids who know what memory card I used get up! lol
I posted a couple of reviews in the last week, for IXL.com (web based math), Creation Illustrated Magazine (“the Christian answer to National Geographic”), Pearson Homeschool myWorld Social Studies (My son loves this). So stop by and see what we’ve been using lately.
Here are a few links I found interesting and helpful:
Free Printable School Calendar 2012-2013
A to Z Bible Memory Verses – printable
The Chronicles of Narnia Podcasts – Free to listen online
The Library at Your Fingertips – Online resources
Robinson Curriculum Booklist
Using Real Life Examples to Teach Creation in Your Homeschool
Homeschool Literature – Stories about Us, by Us, & for Us
College Bound Reading List
Homeschool Record Keeping – Squidoo, lots of great links
Free Monthly Homeschool Planner
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