Sunday, August 28, 2005

Another First Week of School

Well, we made it through another first week. This year is rather complicated. We homeschool. I am a very relaxed homeschool mom . . . well, I don't mean that we do nothing until somebody says, "Gee, I'd like to do school today!" Ha! Like that would EVER happen! But I tend to be of the spontaneous, easy-going sort, so if I see an opportunity better than the one I planned, we go for it. But this year my situation is very different. To earn extra income, I keep several extra children after school, so we now HAVE to be done by three o'clock. I have to keep us on schedule so we can get all our educational activities done. This is not an easy thing for a free spirit who hates schedules. But this week, I filled a bin with candy and little toys, and gave out play money like crazy. I was so surprised at how easy my boys could be bought for a couple of trading cards and a Nerd rope. They LOVED the bucket! And as a side benefit, we got school done. And we got to read several different books toghether. And we finished a Redwall book! And I even think . . . we might have learned a little something. I love homeschooling!

    The boys thoughts on school:
  1. Josh (grade 5): "It was almost not bad."
  2. Stephen (grade 3): "I love reading about those figher guys!"
  3. AJ (grade Kindergarten): "I hate school!" (OK, he's been listening to his brothers too much!)

1 comment:

Erin said...

Callie is loving the pictures you posted (as am I!) She remembered AJ's name when she saw his picture but is still working on Stephen and Josh. She knows they are family though because of the way I talk about them and say your name (she says "Weesa"). I love your blog so far. Hope school is going well!
Love, Erin