Wow, we actually made it through our first week back to school.
(We've actually made it through two weeks by now, but I decided to give myself a week delay to post what we've done - then I don't feel pressured to sit and post when I don't have time!)
We got all of our work done, but definitely not in the most efficient manner. I know that if we're going to keep this up in the long run, we're going to have to have some sort of schedule - even if it's just a loose routine. ANYTHING would be helpful at this point in time.
Right now, I 'm trying to figure out :
1.How much time I need to set aside for each subject for each kid
2. Which things they can do independently and which I need to help them with
3. Which subjects I can teach all at once and which I need to do individually
4. How do I keep the younger 2 busy and happy while we're working??
Hopefully, I will have a schedule set up within the next week or so.
Of course, when Andy comes back from Iraq in a few weeks, it will be thrown aside for a while.
It seems as if we're always in a transition of sorts. Preparing to move. Unpacking and acclimating to a new house. Preparing for a deployment or separation of some sorts. Rejoicing in being back together again. Welcoming a new baby into the family. (NO, I'm NOT pregnant!)
It seems like there is never just a "normal" time for us.
I suppose that there isn't for anyone though, is there? That is homeschooling - fitting school in with the ups and downs of real life.