Friday, October 7, 2011
This week Was not a good week for school. Monday, October 3rd 2011, He was sick so we did nothing. Tuesday, Oct. 4th, We only got to do 3 subjects because he was not feeling well still. Wednesday Oct, 5th, we did 2 subjects due to having to take the Husband to work at 8am, take the truck to get new tiers, and take my step-daughter to her prenatal Dr. appointments. Thursday, Oct. 6th, we again only got to do 2, well actually only one subject, he wanted to make his home-made barometer, and then he just would not do his math. Earlier I fought him to get up, walk down the staires, and walk into the living room. He put himself in a corner, so I told him to stay there for a few. All he had on was his shirt over his neck and his undies. He stood there shivering, but would not get dressed. Every once in a while he would look at me with a look as if to say Your still there? Dad got up and he quickly got dressed before dad came down the stairs. I asked him what was wrong. He said nothing he just did not want to do any thing today. Then he told me he had a sore throught. Shortly after he said that I give him easy work. I said then he should be getting it done quickly instead of taking an hour one 2 pages of math. I gave him Motrin and soon we did science and then when I gave him his math to finish from the day before he complained that the math I gave him was too hard, 2 digit adding and subtracting. That is what he has been doing the past 2 weeks. He gave me such a problem that I finely told him to go to his room and not do anything. He felt like he did nothing wrong, even after he had said he would rather be sent to bed. He got irate and threw a fit which got his dad worked up. Dad had to go after him and scold him because he would not stop mouthing. Today, Friday, Oct. 7th, is a day off for the local school that his big brother goes to. So we are not doing anything because I told him we would go with the school calender. So I guess our next school day will not be until Tuesday Oct. 11th. The school has Columbus day off. Hopefully we will have a better week.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
So I have This friend on http://www.cafemom.com/index.php and she has a blog about her homeschooling http://havenwoodhomeschool.blogspot.com/. For the past week I have been feeling that this homeschool stuff is way to easy. I thought all I had to do was go buy the books day by day page by page and all I had to do was make the books last all year. After reading Hevenwoodhomeschool, I realised that my way was ok for the spelling, the math, and the reading. The spelling book I have is set up for weekly lists and tests. Math is set up pritymuch the same way. The reading book we jump around in. The vocab and writing books I mix in with the spelling and reading towards the end of the week. Science and history/geography I have to change. I am so glad I read he blog so soon in the year. So I went back to what we already did in science and history. I have come up with a lesson plan for science in October and working on a lesson plan for History in November. So if you are trying to do this homeschool stuff alone I recommend you sine up with cafemom and get in to the homeschooling moms group http://www.cafemom.com/group/114079/forums/232863/General_Discussion
When you sign up go to this link.
When you sign up go to this link.