Technology. It’s everywhere today. A glance around me reveals my laptop, cell phone, and iPod Touch. There is an iPad on the couch, a movie playing through the XBox streaming Netflix on the television, and the Kinect is resting in front of the TV. All within 8 feet of where I sit. It’s everywhere. Homeschooling […]
The boy. cannot. sit. down. He attended a special K-I program when he was in kindergarten, and his teacher said he was like a fart in a frying pan. I knew what she meant, and I wasn’t offended. He gets an idea and *POOF* he’s gone to go do what ever it is that he […]
This week I have several fails to share. As you know we are gearing up to begin homeschooling again on Tuesday. I have been going through our curriculum, sorting and organizing, and planning. As I’ve been doing that, I discovered failure #1…
Fail #1: I realized we did no science last year. Nothing.
If you’ve reached the end of your school year, and you’re re-evaluating your curriculum, join the club. 🙂 I am always in a state of evaluation. What works, what isn’t working, and what might just help… all are questions we ask ourselves, whether we are home schooling moms or moms of kids who are just out for the summer.
Just a quick post to say Hello, and Yes, I’m still here! We have had a tough couple of months. Thank you for all of the kind comments and notes of support, and especially the prayers. Without you prayer warriors we would have been lost for sure. The situation forced us to make the hardest […]
Charlotte Mason was a really wise lady. My focus for school right now is discipline. No, I’m not instituting mandatory daily spankings or anything like that! 🙂 The discipline, actually, is for me. Getting back into the swing of homeschooling, truly homeschooling and not public school in my home, is an adjustment. I have noticed […]
D1’s BrainWare Safari program came in the mail last week, and I couldn’t find his log-on information for him to get started using it. We were both disappointed, but I emailed the company, and they sent me his username and password. Today was the first day that he was able to use it, and it […]
This will be the THIRD time I will begin to homeschool D1 and D2. E has agreed to let me pull the boys and homeschool them. D1 will continue with his 2 hours a day of resource room, although the logistics of that aren’t totally worked out yet. I was planning on getting it all […]
Most of you know how much my son has struggled. Between the developmental delay, dyspraxia, and speech/language delays from apraxia of speech, he’s dealt with it all. His visual and auditory processing are rather slow, and he could really use some help in this area. I have been researching computer programs we could use, and […]
Have I mentioned before, how much I despise these meetings? You can call them a study team meeting, IEP meeting, or support meeting, but the goal is the same: To talk about your kid while they aren’t there, to make decisions that affect his life, with his “issues” always at the forefront. ARGGGGGGGG!