Friday, March 15, 2013
Yet another week has gone.
It seems like sometimes, there just doesn't seem to be much to write about. I haven't had any new revelations or thoughts on homeschooling methods. Nothing overly significant has happened this week. Just ordinary life. So here is a snapshot of the week.
Delta - Ok, I guess a bit has been happening here. Delta finished his Term 2 early. I think he did ok on his term exam, although there was a few "I don't remembers". I have started showing him how to set goals in regards to school, and changed his planner a bit to make it easier to go with a goal-oriented method. (He will be starting to use it next week.) I have to admit that when I looked at the number of "subjects" or areas to set goals, it is quite a lot. And AO readings are counted as one subject (not History, Literature, Science, etc...) - I wonder if I've added too much, even though I haven't really ADDED anything....
Echo - She has just finished up Term 2 yesterday, and will do her exam next week. Right now, she is testing limits, and at times has little tantrums. I seem to do ok at handling tantrums with little kids - but I admit that I'm not handling these well - I mostly send her to sit on her bed until she is in a better mood (sending her back if she comes out obviously still angry) - but she tends to bounce on her bed screaming at me. I wonder if there is some food sensitivity or something causing problems.... but feel absolutely hopeless on changing how the family eats.... I don't know how people do it!
Foxtrot - Foxtrot is reading quite well, and is almost finished her RightStart Level A! I'd like to put her into Level B, but don't have the worksheets..... so I may have to do lessons from "Activities for the Al Abacus" for a while, or just play lots of the card games (no harm in that either...)
Golf - Well, I have to say that Golf is quite potty trained! YEAY! She still has the occasional accident, but not very often (I'd say less than one a week...). I still put her in a pull-up if we are going on a long car ride or something - but they stay dry generally. She does wear a pull-up or diaper to bed - but even sometimes those are still dry too!
Mom - Well, my goal to practice the violin everyday has not happened at ALL this week. I have been busy organizing stuff for the next term - and honestly after school is done, I am generally wiped out. Needless to say that the kids haven't done any music either. I don't know how other parents go to work all day, come home and make their kids do homework, practice, and go to activities too.... Maybe it takes less energy - I don't know. Or maybe most moms are enough younger....