Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Hurricane Isaac

In my life this week…

We spent a lot of the week tracking and preparing for Hurricane Isaac to make its way to our area. By the time it got here, it was a tropical depression, but we got a lot of wind and some rain. (See pictures below.)

In our homeschool this week…

Since we were tracking Isaac anyway, and praying for those in its path, we took the opportunity to study hurricanes: how they form, the dangers associated with them, and how to prepare for one.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Take advantage of opportunities when they come. We set aside the topics we were originally planning to study in science to study hurricanes, but the fact that the topic was relevant made it the perfect change for us this week. Being armed with knowledge about hurricanes (and a reminder about geography), along with some prayer and reminders of God’s presence with us, helped calm the girls’ fears about Isaac.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We stayed home a lot this week. It was very windy and rained off and on at the end of the week as the bands from Isaac moved through our area.

My favorite thing this week was…

Staying home! I’m not glad the reason was a hurricane (although we desperately needed the rain), but it was nice to cut back on our schedule.

What’s working/not working for us…

I know I say it a lot, but We Choose Virtues products are changing our homeschool and family life. (I’ll share more next week!)

Things I’m working on…

I got off track with my “write every day” goal this week. Princess Roo didn’t sleep well this week, and I was tired. I took some time to rest and spend time with my precious girls.

I’m reading…

 Ongoing reading projects:

  • The Battlefield of the Mind Devotional by Joyce Meyer
  • The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • Answers to Prayer from George Müller’s Narratives by George Müller and A. E. C. Brooks
  • Implosion by Joel C. Rosenberg

I finished:

  • School Is Where the Home Is by Anita Mellott
  • 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential by Zan Tyler (for the second time!)

I started:

  • To Love and Cherish by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller

I’m cooking…

We ate a lot of salad and sandwiches this week, but I spent all day today baking. I prepared some cornbread for tomorrow’s lunch with a neighbor, a cinnamon applesauce cake, and some oatmeal muffins. (All of these were milk-, egg-, and wheat-free, of course!)

I’m grateful for…

The rain we got as Isaac moved through our area. The fact that the damage in our area was minimal.

I’m praying for…

All of those who are trying to put their lives back together after Isaac.

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

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Photo credit: Jennifer A. Janes

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2 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Hurricane Isaac

  1. kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing says:

    Great week- so glad you didn’t bang your head! thanks so much for the info this week!!

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