Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It must be that time of year...

...The Winter Doldrums. The kids are either bouncing off the walls, running up and down the hall shrieking, or else they are at one another's throats. When school begins, they are surly and uncooperative. I am often bereft of patience by 10:00 a.m. There are no long holidays to look forward to and everyone has cabin fever. We are tired of school, tired of winter, tired of being indoors.

The answer, of course, is to shake up the routine a little. Not easy, as I really haven't been making them do much other than their core subjects as is, and they need to keep up with those if we are to have any kind of break this summer. Still, calling an unplanned for day of fun--what I don't yet know--won't break our schedule. I just don't want it to be a "free day" or it will just mean more shrieking and arguing, or else whining to watch videos or play on the computer. I need to scour the blogosphere for ideas that will work for every age group...

And I am open to suggestions...

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