Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Sensory Conference Week!

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In my life this week…

It was an incredibly busy week. I homeschooled, delivered Avon products, wrote blog posts, packed myself and the girls up—and went to the Sensory Conference presented by Future Horizons/Sensory World.

I finally got some answers about the insurance coverage for Princess Roo’s immunoglobulin infusions.

I’ve also been fighting a headache the last couple of days, which is why I’m late getting my weekly wrap-up post done. (I had hoped to write it yesterday.) I don’t know if it’s caused by sinus issues, allergies, or a combination of the two.

In our homeschool this week…

We learned more about Switzerland, read more from Made in Heavenand made good progress in math, reading, and language arts. I’m using some Dick and Jane readers from 1956 to help Princess Roo develop more fluency, and it is going really well!

BookGirl is now only two LightUnits away from finishing Math and Language Arts. I have secret hopes that we will have finished with our school year before we leave for the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville. We’ll see how that works out.

We started focusing on the virtue “kind” in our We Choose Virtues curriculum this week. I thought we did a pretty good job of stressing kindness in our home, but I was surprised by the number of times I reminded the kids (and myself) to be kind. Having the virtues always before us really helps us to stay focused on how we should behave. When we finish the final virtue on the list, we’ll be going back through them again. I want these to become part of who we are.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

When you’re trying to get everyone out the door for an event (like the Sensory Conference I attended on Friday), make lots of lists. I homeschooled all week, even sending assignments for the girls to do on Friday with my mom, and managed to keep laundry, cooking, and dishes done, blog posts going, etc. I couldn’t have done it without the use of my lists and the help of my wonderful husband and kids. Teamwork goes a long way toward getting things done!

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

We got to visit with a lot of friends as we delivered Avon products on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. I met people at the Sensory Conference, including some women from Little Rock who shared some programs that are available in our state for families of children with special needs. I need to follow-up with them and find out more to see what might help our family—and so I can share the information with others!

My favorite thing this week was…

Receiving wildflowers from Princess Roo “to put in a vase” in my kitchen.

My kiddos’ favorite thing this week was…

Spending time at Gran’s house while I was at the Sensory Conference.

Things I’m working on…

I am trying to process and organize everything I learned at the Sensory Conference. I will be writing a series of posts in April that will be full of the information I learned. In fact, April will have a huge focus on autism awareness, including a series of posts, reviews, and giveaways for products that will bless families of children with autism. Be sure to come back regularly and subscribe if you haven’t already!

A few things I learned at the Sensory Conference:

  • The six subtypes of Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Ways to help children in different subtypes achieve a calm, alert state
  • How to create a sensory lifestyle instead of a sensory diet

I’m cooking…

This week we had lentils with vegetables and brown rice, loaded baked potatoes, and leftovers. Then the girls and I were out-of-town Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. We also ate at a fish fry to help raise money for our church’s TV station. It was a huge success!

I’m grateful for…

The opportunity to attend the Sensory Conference. I think the information I learned will help my family and others as I share what I learned!

I’m praying for…

About so many situations that are heavy on my heart as I receive emails, private messages, texts, and phone calls. There are big things going on everywhere, and God is the only one who can handle them all!

I rewarded my kids this week by…

Allowing too many sweets. (That’s something we’re going to have to work on after Easter. 😉 )

Something I am ogling or have my eye on…

Movements that Heal by Harald Blomberg. Does anyone know anything about this? I’m interested to learn more.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…

Sensory Conference Future HorizonsThis is what I brought back from the Sensory Conference: a huge packet of presentation slides and my notes from the sessions, a Future Horizons tote bag I bought myself, and a Tangles Jr. fidget I bought for Princess Roo.

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3 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Sensory Conference Week!

  1. Savannah says:

    Oh my gosh you were busy. Somehow this wore me out just reading it. Thanks for sharing on HammockTracks. If this week was just as busy you are going to be exhausted or else…you are super mom.

  2. Pingback: Homeschool Mother's Journal: Screeching Halt! - Jennifer A. Janes

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