Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day was...um....disjointed but good.

I don't know why, but I decided to start school today.  I wasn't prepared.  Hubby was home sick.  Regardless, it was a good day.  We didn't accomplish much, but it was still a good day.  The girls balked a little.  The balking was expected.  The "little" amount was a good thing.

This afternoon I bought Halloween stickers to encourage 9yo to use Miracle Music in the morning.  She colored a page showing the basic parts of a plant.  I know, I know.  It was way beneath her ability, but she enjoyed it.  We did two lessons in 100 EZ Lessons (79 & 80).  Gosh, I can't believe we are reaching the end of the book.

16yo and I were up early this morning to get our bodies ready for seminary (5:45am for me and 6am for her).  Hopefully Thursday morning won't hurt so bad.

13yo started her daily checklist (handwriting - The  Living Christ, chanting Latin, typing, etc.).  I read about the beginnings of the Byzantium empire to both her and 16yo.  Together they chose to watch a Teaching Company lecture on Shakespeare.

A relaxed start : )

Monday, September 5, 2011

A month later....

I posted on a message board almost a month ago that we were going to start school.  Hmmm.....  What happened?  Summer.  Summer finally arrived in August and I decided to let my kids (and myself) enjoy the rest of it.

Never fear.  School starts with a BANG! this Thursday.  First, is early morning seminary (6:45am).  At 10am we have a co-op(?) meeting.  Shakespeare Conquest will begin at 11:30am for the 13yo and 16yo.  Piano lessons with Grandma are at 2pm.  Pizza for supper (Thank goodness for "take and bake").  And the last activity of the day will be the youth group at church from 7-8:30pm.  Then we get to collapse into bed.

No matter what my girls do in life, I'm almost sure that they won't be able to afford a maid and/or cook.  The older girls have been assigned a couple of nights a week to cook with me, my mom has been teaching them to sew, and they plan to  ride the bus (public transportation) to town once a week.  Life skills are easily forgotten in our quest to share "the great conversation" with our children.