Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Not for the Faint of Heart

We are now in the FIFTH week of Home School and we have worked out most of the kinks associated with taking on the Home Schooling of six kiddos. 

When we began this journey, I had not planned on the boys having homework as I figured it would all be done during school hours. Well, as it turns out, my boys MUST have homework . . . no ifs ands or buts about it. Each of the kids get their required school day work complete. I have written before . . . we are using the Abeka Academy Video streaming. Each and every lesson is watched via computer. Then comes the seat-work, quizzes and tests . . . Mrs. P and I see to that portion. This is where we find out how much of the listening is actually sinking in. As we see where the kids are excelling or needing assistance we make sure to send home extra practice or study sheets.

Our school days typically run from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. It is a real treat if we get out of school at 1:00 p.m. We try to encourage the kids to listen and work independently . . . of course, when they come upon a question, they come to one of us for help. I REALLY love it when the kids start to ask us a question and will stop and say . . . "Wait . . . I know . . . I get it!"

I am also thrilled to have Mrs. P right along side! She is AWESOME and a wonderful teacher. (Plus she is TREMENDOUS at Math!)

Progress Reports were average last week. I am excited to report that the kids are all doing well and grades are reflecting that. Of course, as the year progresses . . . the school work gets a bit harder.

The kids are still excited to begin school each morning . . . I sure hope they hold on to that thought throughout the school year.

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