Halloween Ghost Train Stroller Costume

Homeschooling Journal Week 9

In my life this week…

Obviously the biggest thing was Halloween. The kids had the idea of a ghost train. So my wife dressed them all up as ghosts and converted our stroller in to the ghost train. We ended up being in many photos that night.

Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween Ghost Train Stroller Costume

In our homeschool this week…

Got a slight reprieve on the portfolio. It is now due on Monday. Guess I am spending the weekend taking pictures of it and packaging it up.

He is mostly done. I am hitting him with a test tomorrow on the human body and he has to finish his essay and lapbook on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

We are still well ahead on Math and Chinese. I have learned some lessons but it more that I have figured out more about what they are requiring and how the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) work. They are written by government but I have found some that have been translated from Government speak into English.

My favorite thing this week was…

I found a site that lays out what I need to teach for social studies and science to meet those PLOs. They even have some projects that I can use. So if you are homeschooling in British Colombia, Canada this a good resource to check out.

I’m reading…

I have just started reading Drawing with Childern. It came highly recommended from the Babycenter homeschooling group but I’m not far enough into it to really comment.

I’m cooking…

I made pumpkin shaped sugar cookies with orange icing for my daughters Halloween party. I didn’t get many back so that was a success.

That large pork roast from last week became fried rice one night and Spanish rice another.

I can always tell it is fall when I just have to make chile. The problem is that I only know how to make one size of chili and that is huge. So far we have had 2 full dinners out of it, numerous lunches and I have two more dinners worth frozen. The first night I served it with Sourdough bread and the second was tortilla chips.


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9 thoughts on “Homeschooling Journal Week 9”

  1. Thank you. My wife had a great time making it. The kids tend to go with themes. Last year they were all pirates. This year they had the idea of the ghost train and planned it out. Of course that meant that us parents had to make it happen.

    I buy my rice in a 40lb burlap sack. Its been about a year and I am half way through it.

  2. I love the ghost train too! and the chili looks soo yummy!
    We had portfolio’s due also this week. I am pretty organized with my files though. I have a file holder for all the kids work and it has folders in it for each subject for each child. Everyday I mark and they go straight into the files. Then when the day comes they need to go I just open the folder clip them together and out they go 😉 http://asideofsanity.blogspot.ca/2012/09/how-i-have-been-organizing-for-our.html

  3. You can partially cook up some noodles (egg noodles, macaroni, etc) and dump in a bunch of your chili and a small can of tomato sauce. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes and it will come out similar to (MUCH better, homemade) Hamburger Helper. It’s a quick dinner to use up some of your frozen chili. 🙂

  4. We one time decided to have spaghetti but in my unlabelled freezer I grabbed chili instead of sauce. Since the noodles were done at the same time the chili was defrosted we had chili on spaghetti. Worked out great but I think your idea of macaroni noodle would work better.

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