Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March Break Blizzard

Today's social afternoon is cancelled due to yet another blizzard, and my work schedule is seriously hurting. I don't think my clients care about weather, homeschooling or March Break disruptions.

Thankfully, my wonderful other half has my girl engaged in a big LEGO project. I've written 500 words so far! I'm half way to my goal for today!  I hate having to turn the "don't bug me" sign on but I really don't have much choice. I wish I could be a full-time homeschooler and leave some of these other things behind.

I hope to start blogging and doing my own work again soon, but sometimes paying work is kind of necessary to keep the budget out of the toilet.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Note to self

We're making cardboard armor today to help learn about Middle Ages knights. She's been dying to do it, but since she can't really cut through corrugated cardboard on her own, I'm doing most of the work. Interest and attention are quickly waning.

Next time, plan out a project that she can be more hands-on for. Great ideas aren't so great when I have to do all the work.

off to hot glue!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me

Taking it "easy" today. Still managing to spend most of my time researching future units and creating new worksheets. Creating your own piecemeal curriculum is a lot tougher than I had thought, I have to admit.

Today we continued with equivalent fractions and skipped grammar since I was busy opening presents this morning. A look at heraldry and coats of arms took up most of the afternoon, with Em using a bunch of clipart and blanks to create her own lovely piece of artwork. Adding in some French vocabulary about family relationships has rounded out our day. She's finishing up by reading another King Arthur short story.

I am a little worried about what the heck we'll do once the big Middle Ages unit is done. I think I will add in my own science unit or our days are going to be pretty light. Solar system or states of matter....

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Just a share

Wanted to share a great little article about some common homeschooling fears, particularly for folks with single children.

7 Fears about Homeschooling

I agreed with just about everyone of these, except that my daughter is 9 rather than a kindergardener.