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Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook: March 2nd


For Today...


Outside my window... a late winter wonderland

I am thinking... about how this day will go with the big kids out of school. Will boredom ensue?

From the learning rooms... learning math in a more hands' on way-- using Unifix cubes and pattern blocks and other manipulatives we have around the house. Continuing with the efforts to have a consistent circle time. Still need to buy addition (1st grader) and multiplication (3rd grader) flash cards to use for drill during circle time.

I am thankful for... family life

From the kitchen... hamburger patties and a side salad for dinner

I am wearing... gray sweatpants and a blue New Balance polarfleece sweatshirt-- the height of fashion

I am reading... several books to review here on the blog-- Rest by Keri Wyatt Kent, Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth, and Beginning With The End in Mind by Lori Lane

I am hoping... to have time to write some this week. I am working on a new novel idea, because I am into continually taking on more projects than I should. And I can't leave well enough alone.

I am creating... plans for a week of school, including a list of great picture books to read aloud each day

I am hearing... my kids arguing over who can play the Playstation, my husband banging dishes around in the kitchen (he's snowed in with us, for now)

Around the house... laundry to be done, meal plans to be made, papers to be filed, treadmill time to be accomplished

One of my favorite things... a big cup of Chai Redbush tea in the evenings while reading a great book

A few plans for the rest of the week... finally ordering photos for my mom that I promised for her birthday (in Jan!), organizing my writing/speaking portfolio, homeschool moms' night out at my house Wednesday night, starting a new Bible study Tuesday night, a weekend at home, and meeting a new friend on Saturday morning to talk writing and life.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am new to your blog and also new to homeschooling. I would love to hear some of the picture books you use for read along time. I am always up for new ideas.

Happy Monday!

Marybeth said...

Hi Anonymous-- I find many of my great picture book recommendations at this blog:
http://www.preschoolathome.typepad.com/

I hope this helps!