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Friday, September 16, 2011

We rearranged, and I LOVE IT! It actually looks like a school area and is way more functional. I finally got my whiteboard on the wall as well as my calendar time stuff. The artwork on the walls is all original COPYRIGHT: AW  My daughter painted those right after we came home from the hospital with baby #3. And just for the record, my desk does not look that clean on a daily basis. In fact, I don't think I've seen the top of my desk since that picture was taken. So instead of blogging some more, maybe I should turn off the computer and clean my desk, or get a snack. I'm kinda hungry.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

So its going.....

Well. We've had our ups and downs, but overall its been good. I'm learning how to be HER teacher and she is learning how to be MY student. Overall, Homeschooling was absolutely the right decision and we love it. Some of the great things so far:
Watching Phineas and Ferb for recess when its rainy
Finishing before noon (not everyday)
Spending the extra time together
Being on a schedule
Being on a chores schedule! :)
Being flexible and changing the schedule if we need to

Some of the challenges:
Getting myself up early (I have to anyway for the baby, but I'm not much of a morning person)
      on  a side note: its really not that early, I get up at 630, kids are up at 700, we start at 800
Getting her to work quickly
Getting her to work quickly
Getting her to work quickly
   not sure why: sometimes I think she's bored with the work, other times I think she doesn't understand and  gets frustrated. FINDING the BALANCE--that's a little difficult. I'm learning patience, or trying to. She is very lacksadaisical in her work, but we are working on it.
THE BOYS--oh my I never realized how much the baby 'bothers' me until I sat down and tried to do school. Also the preschooler--he gets LOUD and distracting.
Doing School with the Preschooler: he's only 3 1/2, but I've been VERY non formally doing school with him. He likes to be silly and say the wrong answer when I know he knows it. FRUSTRATING! but all kids do it! Right?!?
So other than having to exercise patience, which I am desperately trying to get better at, things have been going well.  Stay Tuned for: School Room Revisited