We had a great first week back in the books! Everyone is liking their new books. Some are finishing up a few books from last year, so will get new books as they go along.
We don’t have a schedule per say. More of a routine. I prefer the kids to be up, finished with their morning list by 9 so they can start school at 9. Sometimes, life is busy, and they have to stay up late. I won’t wake them up to start. I’ve always been a “Don’t wake the sleeping children!” mama. lol Teenagers are just as cranky (if not more!) as toddlers when they don’t get enough sleep.
So once they are up, and finish their morning list, they start school work. We work until 12ish then break for lunch. Usually at 1 I have them do their afternoon lists, then they finish their schoolwork. School is over for the day when they are done. I had one student who spent ALL day in her new math book (one lesson, mind you!). Student finally finished math at 4, then still had to do the rest of their work. Thankfully, this rarely happens. They can’t stand it if they have to keep working and their siblings have hours of free time. That’s the best motivator to finish school work. lol
I had a very funny 6th grader this week. Upon finding out he had to put a list of words in alphabetical order, he declared, “But I don’t know the alphabet!”. In a very whiny voice. I couldn’t help myself, I laughed out loud! So did his 3 siblings who were nearby. lol He managed to remember the alphabet rather quickly and finished the list. lol
Two of the kids, Abby & Zach, went on a road trip Thursday with Dad to visit Grandma in Ohio. The hubster got out of work early and decided to go visit his Mom for her birthday. They left at 2 in the afternoon and got home at about 11:45 that night. It’s a 3 hour trip each way, so they were very glad to get out of the car! Yes, they slept in on Friday morning!
Last night, our church had a lock in for the middle and high schoolers. That includes all 4 of my students! Right now, while I’m typing this at 3:20 in the afternoon, 3 of them are sleeping. After waking up from a short nap, Calen went across the street to his other grandmothers. He said if he didn’t he’d fall asleep again. lol I plan on making them go to sleep early tonight, even though they won’t like it, as they have to be ready to leave for church by 8:30 in the morning. They all had a GREAT time with their friends, so I guess it was worth it. I’m just glad I wasn’t a chaperon and didn’t have to stay up all night! lol
Here are a few links I found interesting and helpful:
The Ultimate List of Inexpensive Art Projects
Top 10 Educational Magazines
iCivics Online Civics Class – complete 1/2 credit course $40, $30 for HSLDA memebers
Ultimate Homeschool Guides
Lots of Science Worksheets
Make Your Own Place Value Chart
Lots of Printable Games
Free Constitution Lap Book
Free Copy of the Constitution – They also have an awesome free Constitution class my son took earlier this year
Civil War Lapbook
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