Friday, August 26, 2011

A rough start

Well, this has been a rough start to getting ready for school again. So far we've had 1 whole week of good review. The 2nd week we got stuff done on Mon, but dh took Tues off so we went to the fair, then the older two had youth activities which dh was a chaperon and they didn't get home until 1am. So that put Wed out. There fore we only had Thurs and Fri left so we just stopped.

The following week I geared up to do more review and we all woke up Mon with colds. They pretty much lasted all week (mom included) so that week was out.

This past week we at least got in 3 days so that's good. Yesterday was dd's bday so we had the whole day to celebrate. And today we're all tired from all the walking we did so once again, it didn't work. One more week left to review so I'm hoping it'll work. Wish us better luck.

Friday, August 19, 2011

So much for getting a little bit started

I had imagined that the beginning of Aug we would start slowly with just doing devotionals and 30 min math reviews. The first week went pretty good. The 2nd week started out good on Mon, but then dh had Tues off so we went to the fair instead. No devotional. That evening the youth went and did an activity out of state(ILL) and didn't get home until 12:30 am. So Wed the kids slept in, but dh and I got up. Dh went to work and I enjoyed some quiet time for a bit. So pretty much the rest of that week was shot.

This week we thought we'd try again, only 2 of us woke up with mild colds and so this week just went blah. Next week on Thurs is my oldest dd's bday, so chances are we'll try for the week and just skip Thurs. I'm trying to get a bit more review in because the day after Labor Day we start in heavy. ::sigh:: guess we'll see how things go.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Not doing so good

We were starting to do well, and then Tues evening the 2 older kids had a youth activity(along with their dad for transportation) and they didn't get home until 12:30 am Wed. So Wed no previewing and today I forgot. So I guess we'll start again next week.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Today went...

ok. Robert did his 30 min review of past lessons. Natasha and Sarah each had 2 worksheets they worked on. I'm glad we're doing this. Now I know at least what the girls need to work on.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Skipping a day

Well, we kind of skipped a day of review simply because Robert had his last day of volunteering at the library, so the girls and I just spent the morning online having fun. Hopefully tomorrow we'll do better.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

We've started....almost

Ok we haven't really started serious school work, but we're doing review work so that once we do start in Sept we'll be ready to get to work. I always know the kids are going to be resistant to it since they've had 4 to 5 weeks of goofing off. Even mom has a hard time getting back into the swing of it. But we need to get refreshed if we're going to do better this year.

So this morning I had each child review some math facts for 30 min. I will gradually increase the time to an hr in a few weeks. Don't want to over load them. :) Not bad for a first day. We tried to do it yesterday, but with needing the lawn mowed and the girls having to help pick up sticks so that ds could, it was too late to start.

So our schedule will mostly look like this:

Mon: get library books ready to take back. Head to the library and renew our selections. Once done we head to lunch and home. Errands or watching school videos in the afternoon.

Tues: math and another subject(depends on our mood) get done. Then lunch and off to art and gym. The city we live in hosts and art and gym class for homeschoolers. It's very nice way to let them make messes, but not in my home. :)

Wed and Thurs are home doing 5 to 6 subjects. We're usually done by 2.

Fri: The 1st and 3rd Fri our homeschool gets together for events or projects in the afternoon. So morning time is spent doing at least 3 to 4 subjects.

So this is a typical week, but as with life, sometimes things change. I hope you enjoy following along in our educational journey.

Starting out

I decided to try and do a blog specifically for our daily, weekly, or even monthly blogging of our daily education. I have another blog that does a little bit of that, but it also talks life.

So this blog will be about our struggles and successes in learning together. I hope you will check back often to see or even make comments or suggestions(nice ones) if you feel the need.