Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Calories burned, home-school kids and office stuff

I have burned 272 calories today! Just thought I'd track it somewhere, lol. Woohoo!

We are still working out all the kinks in home-schooling. I have looked into lot's of options. I have mainly been researching TJED and I really like it! I've also looked into unschooling. I don't agree with it all 100% but there are parts of it that sure make sense! (I tried doing way too much of it and it stressed me out big time!)  I'm looking for a healthy balance that makes us all happy. I'm making the "curriculum" fit the child, not the other way around. We study life in reality.

I have found out that Jeremy LIKES tests and workbooks. Even though he was "failing" most his classes, he still wants me to teach what he was taught at school. I'm sure that's all he was used to, as frustrating as it was. We're taking it all one little step at a time. He is still happier than ever, which was my 1st "goal" with all this.

Tristan has decided to join the home-school team around here. I don't know if I can keep up with her. She was doing so well in school. However, I think there is nothing wrong with her trying out home-school and letting her make the choice. Jessica changes her mind daily. She usually wants to stay home until about 10 minutes before school starts, and then she wants to go. I guess she kind of gets the best of both worlds since she's in Kindergarten and only goes for about 3 hours.

It all feels good!

My office is THIS much closer to being finished.  That feels awesome! John did a good job and I am glad I helped out as much as I could. I just need to do a little touch up painting around the doors and we can move stuff in.We're only going to move a little at a time. I still need to go through some stuff in my current office and decide what all will go down there. Right now my current office is also a storage room. Not going to happen in the new office. We do still need to "finish" around the window.. but not a big deal. We are trying to find something cool to put in the window well so that I'm not looking out into, well an ugly window well. 
:)

3 comments:

  1. That is good that home schooling is working for you guys! Finally your son is happy and learning!

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  2. Cool. Where R U teaching your child? Maybe in your new office?
    Glad to hear you are doing well! Good luck on that home schooling stuff. You are a good mom. ;)))

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  3. Teaching is done throughout our home.

    :)

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