Our Week #4- Sept. 15th-19th

ourweekEvery year is a bit different and this year has been a bit harder then other years.

A Few Rough Patches in Our Week

So far we have realized we have 2 children this year dragging their feet to get their school work done. As a homeschool Mama you know how incredibly frustrating this can be. I have already made sure there isn’t too much work and that the work isn’t too hard but we still have a couple of children plodding through their work. 🙁

This year I have decided to make school hours sacred and we have done very little from 9-2 other then doctor appointments. I So on Tuesday although I planned to get a full day of homeschooling completed. We had two doctors appointments one to check on wisdom teeth,  which were actually second molars, and the other for a kiddo who is suffering through hives. Then between the two appointments we had a visit from a friend  that spanned the time between the two appointments. So we ended up not completing very much school work. <sigh>http://aspiredliving.net

working on Minuet in D

Then later in the week  I I discovered that one kiddo was still having a hard time in math  and was not following the instructions written on her math tests to go back and correct certain problems. Thus leading to another bad test score which for Saxon is below 80% . Each test for this kiddo has been right there on the cusp of mastery. So we spent a considerable amount of time filing out here A Plan in Place Planner with VERY EXACT instructions on how to proceed.

Some High Points in Our Week

We were previously doing preschool in a very spotty manner here and there as we had time. I wasPhoto getting upset with the big kids for not doing all of their work and then I realized I was also not doing all of my work I was not educating the twins on a regular basis. Since I flipped this switch we have done preschool everyday that we have done school for the bigs.

So on a high note we’re doing great, consistently preschooling has lead to little ones who are really learning their letters and numbers.  I think their favorite thing is anytime we get the paint out, that is definitely over the moon for them. They really enjoy their preschool time and I enjoy doing preschool with them.

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This week our co-op was moved to Thursday because the church we use is letting a small local private Christian Church use the facilities for a garage sale. This was a very fun co-op day in Science they got to work with dry ice! I would never do this at home and the fact that one of the Moms is ready to tackle these projects is one of the many reasons I love our bi-weekly co-op.

Thoughts about Our Week

My big thing this week was realizing that I have to keep my time sacred and focused on the kids spiritual and academic development. As if I have suddenly awoken from a dream we have three kids who are half way to 18 and I wonder if I have taught them what they need to know to be successful adults.

I feel like this week was not one of our most successful and that we lost time in it and several times I was trying not to cry. I am thankful that everyday the Lord gives us new mercies.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

6 thoughts on “Our Week #4- Sept. 15th-19th

  1. Hi Kyle,
    Just read your post for PHFR. There are weeks like that. There was one year for us that was such a struggle, that my grown kids tell me now with a laugh that in March that year I just said, “Let’s just call it a year!” It’s TRUE! I cannot lie. But four of them are in college now and doing wonderfully. That classical training is NEVER lost, no matter how badly you think your day went. All will be well!
    Your kids are so cute!
    Denise

    1. Thank you for the encouragement Denise! I hope we can turn it around but I’ll keep your experience in mind as we go forward. Blessings, Kyle

  2. I am definitely feeling the need to develop specific activities for our preschooler to be doing while her older siblings are doing their work. She has a knack for mischief when left to her own devices but is also super happy to be included in “school”. I think our days will run so much more smoothly if I can make that extra effort. Some days I wonder what on earth we’ve accomplished!

  3. Rough patches happen too often in life, and sometimes the kids even make the biggest strides during the rough patches. Hope next week is better for you and your family!

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