**we have not had internet for 3 days!!!!! We just got it fixed. Did you miss me? I missed you. I have so much to tell you! I've been changing things up with our decor- the paper lanterns are back in the kitchen! Pulling out some winter stuff- super cute thrift store winter goodies....
Anyway- here is a little update about school:
Despite a few rocky moments each day- things are going well. I am finding out that having a 4th grader, 2nd grader, and a preschooler is more work than a 3 year old, 1st grader, and a 3rd grader! Ha-ha. I think it is the papers- there is more work to grade. Last year I could sit there and check their work as they completed it, then pass it back for any corrections. This year the paper work is piling up! So things are busy, but good. I think my biggest obstacle is wisdom in time management. The facts are; the kids need a lot of my time- and when this gets out of whack- when mom is scurrying around trying to get too many things done- that = trouble.
I am still struggling with the science projects :( I am so bad about this! The kids would love to do more projects. While I definitely think you do not need to do all of the projects in the textbooks- we need to do more than we have been doing. We homeschool moms need to work on our weak areas. When a kid has a different teacher each year- they get the benefit of learning from that particular teacher's strengths. My kids are artistic and musical and can read well....but the science and history part??? Not as strong. Math has been OK up until now because (thank You, Lord!) God blessed them with their Daddy's way with numbers. We will see when we get to the older grades....I think Dave would be a really good Math, History, and Science teacher, don't you?
I think we have only had one burn-out situation so far (last week)...but nothing that a good bubble bath and movie nite with Dave could not fix.
How is school going for you? Homeschool and non-homeschoolers alike....are you ready for thanksgiving break yet?! :)
Have a great rest of Sunday. We had a good morning at church and now are enjoying the football game (they are enjoying it and I am enjoying the internet access :)