1) In spite of a few outbursts of impatience on my part, the school week, in my opinion, has been a success. I think the kids are actually learning something in Geography and History--subjects which in the past often fell by the wayside. This years success is in part due to Marilyn's extraordinary organizational skills and also due to success number two, which is
2) I am overcoming my need to stick pedantically to the books. In Saxon Math I have begun to mark off which problems I want Una to do, and I let her skip what I know she knows. This means that unlike last year, math never takes her over an hour to do, and she often is done with it in 30 minutes.
3) We did fun stuff this week! Crafts and art and collages for feast days and for Geography. The kids love it and so do I. If you don't have bits of paper and glitter-glue stuck to your floor, you aren't really making the most of homeschooling! Why should all the fun only be for the little kids?
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