Encouragement to be a better mother!

Why planning works for me – These are good reminders – some weeks happen and I don’t get on top of my planning – and things don’t go near as smoothly.

We have a long car trip planned – I think this activity would be just perfect.  A collection of information and interesting things to read and learn while travelling, all clipped together.  This link leads you to instructions using plastic placemats but since I doubt very much that I’ll find those in my home town, I think I’ll make my own charts up and laminate them – making it a very personalised set.  I think this will be just right for Daniel.
Kindle – I’d love a Kindle but not sure I’m ready to give up on books just yet – but look at these fantastic book titles for free that you could read on a kindle.  Then I  learnt you can download Kindle software for your computer – now that sounds like a great idea.  I could take read alouds on my laptop when we go on our trip.  Thanks to Freely-educate for this link.

Note:  Trip doesn’t happen till January 2011  – kids and I are just in planning mode so we are seeing things pertaining to that – very excited!!  Of course plans might change!

Reading the Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach was one of the foundational reads in my homeschooling journey.  I often refer to her 4 step approach when putting a lesson together.  Recently Robyn has put together a lesson on the Ant – it not only is a fantastic heart based lesson – it also shows how you can put a lesson together following the 4 step approach.

Organising my desk:  This is one of my biggest challenges!  Early in the week I spent 3 hours in my office and cleared boxes of paper work.  Yes, boxes.  Most of it went straight to the bin but I still had to shift through it all.  My challenge now is Marcia’s point #5 – tidy my desk every day!

Projects for my kids:

Placemat handbag –  I particularly like the idea of this bag being an organiser for inside a bigger bag.

I love these little clutch bags – think I might make one myself – also think this will be the project I use with the girls for sewing in zips.

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