For the record, way back when I was just homeschooling Drew and Tyler and Garrett and Mikhail were not schooling (or born) we did school in the a.m.
Now it seems I do it in the afternoon. And it is all for the fact that I can’t stand to run errands in the afternoon. I prefer to run them in the morning.
The boys don’t seem to care.
So, this morning we ran to Wal*Mart to pick up some items.
Then, we came home and found boxes! I love boxes! Especially when they have my name on them.
Now, you must know that I had a school “allotment” for this year. There was a certain amount of money set aside for our school year. And after buying our supplies and curricula for the year I realized that I hadn’t even used 1/2 of it.
So, I used a portion of what was left to buy books for the boys to read with science, and some science project type stuff. But, I still had a healthy remainder. . .
Then, I received an email from Hands and Hearts (back in August). Now, I do not know if you all remember the CPSIA law that was signed back in 2008. It sounds like such a good law, but there were some problems with it. Some rather big problems. Some stores had to close. A number of libraries ceased their book sells, and Hands and Hearts closed its “doors” for a bit on their history packages.
I was bummed.
Well, a stay was enacted because of the law until Feb. 2011. Hands and Hearts started selling their history packages again. . . But, that time is running out.
And I had this money. . .that was specifically designated for school.
What’s a girl to do???
That’s just a teaser photo. . .
Anyway, we got our school work done. All of us are rejoicing because 4 days into the “regular” schedule of school we are still on track. That happens so rarely. . .
Our block time today was science. I know, I know, the boys are doing science in co-op. But, they like science and they are at the perfect age for certain “fun” science.
Today we discussed the seasons, and their cause. And then our read-along book was this one:
For the record, I would not recommend this book. Certainly not if you are a homeschooler, as it is 80% “experiment”. That same ole experiment that seems to be done 100 bazillion times in the course of school. (The light on a globe / orange / ball of clay thing.) If you are not a homeschooler. . .well, I still wouldn’t recommend it. Not that it’s bad, but I was hoping for more of a story. Course, if your child is having problems understanding this concept, then the visual review would be a re-enforcing activity.
It took us 4.5 hours to get our school done. With quite a few breaks. I’m noticing our “problem” courses are math, writing and grammar. And the only “problem” is that neither boy wants to write. They need to get over that!
|English||*||lang. arts + ch. 7 of Little House in the Big Woods|
|The “Arts”||*||listened to music|