Monday, August 29, 2011

School is inevitable...

It's funny in life, you always have grand plans to be on top of everything so that you have every part of your life running like a well oiled machine....and then it happens...LIFE! It seems like these days there is just too much to do and never enough days in the week. So why is it that we just can't seem to stop adding other things to what we are already doing.

Summertime is officially over and school has begun, so has Cub Scouts, and Boy Scouts, and what seems like countless other things to fill our days and nights. And yet there are times that I just feel that one more small thing can be squeezed in to be juggled along with everything else.

We are beginning week 3 of our school year. So far it is going pretty well. I actually expected it to be a more difficult transition. We officially have 3 in school...6th grade, 1st grade, and Pre-K 4.   I am determined to make this year more exciting than the last one. It is time to have a hands on year. One of my thoughts was to have 3 weeks of actual school work, and then a relaxed week of art exploration, experimentation, and exploring things not in our regular lessons to have a break, but not to completely abandon school work. This year I would really like to do more with writing reports and short stories, maybe a little poetry thrown in too...

In our first three weeks, Nathan has mostly stayed on task and completed everything that is asked of him...It makes me very, very happy to see an effort being made.

Noah is very good in math and has started reading and writing, which is very exciting because last year he wasn't very interested in "knowing all that letter stuff".

Jacob, well we are lucky to get him to sit still for more than 15 minutes, but in that time he shows lots of interest and promise...what more could you ask of an overactive 3 year old.

Evelyn is working hard at taking steps and saying new words, eating new foods, being patient when mom's time is focused elsewhere and napping.

So, what are some of your grand plans and goals for the year. How do you deal with life interruptions and hiccups.

1 comment:

  1. I had lots of grand plans for fun science experiments, history projects and lots of art. Alas, Evan became mobile (lots of crawling and even some attempts at walking, God, please help me) and all of those well laid plans were thrown out the window. We are doing a few fun things a week, but mostly the boys are doing their lessons online (which, I am surprised to find, I love!!) and reading a few hours a day.

    I'm glad things are going well for y'all, miss you!!