|Golf, Foxtrot, Echo - and I believe Delta is behind Foxtrot in such a way you can't see him...|
Ok - I have to say - September has been a hard month. Because I was sick in August and the beginning of September, we started later than I planned. We did a few days - and I sank into a depression so we stopped for another week. (I'm out of the depression...)
The kids are doing pretty well at doing their schoolwork - but we aren't doing a day's work in a day. Of course, with AO being so rich, it isn't necessarily a big problem, and we are plugging along - but I'm getting discouraged. We aren't doing the AO Bible readings - but we haven't started the "Discovering the Scriptures" either. Only Foxtrot is doing any copywork (she is learning letters.) We haven't started poetry - nor have we started the science course by Dr. Wile. Violin practice? stopped again when I got sick, and hasn't restarted.
On the other hand, we are getting great things done. The AO readings are going well - and are being enjoyed. Spelling is coming along. Math and reading practice is going well.
I just hate feeling like we are doing so much - and missing out on extra time for projects etc. Each of the kids still need a lot of my help (even with audio books).
I have been considering changing - to Easy Peasy Homeschool. It is setup to be pretty independent once the child is reading fairly well. It seems to take a bit less time - and people are reporting good results. Mike said go ahead and try it.....
BUT - it is a total change in style. It does use some really good books - but it also is a lot more "edutainment" - learning with games, cute videos, etc. Also - I still want to do history chronologically, and need to replace US history with the Canadian. Plus - I still like RightStart Math, All About Spelling, and Dr. Wile's science books. And if the kids are liking most of their school books anyway - well I haven't tried changing.
I just need to figure out how to make this work this year.