So, I haven't been talking much about our school year, now have I? I mean, this is Lisa's HOMESCHOOL circus, right? Where'd the homeschool go?LOL
Well, we're finally hitting our stride. Allison is on her way to finishing her school year with a bang, or at least 10 credits. (Whichever comes first.LOL) She already has 8.5 credits from last year and she's about 1/2 way through this year now and will have 10 more credits by the end of the year. At this rate, her senior year will only be electives. We changed some things and added other classes as things came up. So far, she's taking Literature, PreAlgebra (she's almost done and will go straight into Algebra 1), CQLA (she's going to take this over 3 years to get one credit, she'll write 12 papers a year), Biology (she's almost done with this also, she'll wait until next year to take Chemistry with Jon), Ancient Civilizations and the Bible, World Geography, Health, Drawing (using Artistic Pursuits), Spanish, P.E., and she's also getting her volunteer hours at the YMCA 4 hours a week. She studies from 6:30am to 11:30am each morning and then has a homework time from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, except on Wed and Thur.
Jon's school is going well also. He is earning some highschool credit this year too. He is almost through with Algebra 1, Biology, and is working through Ancient Civilizations and the Bible with Allison. He'll move straight into Geometry once he's through with Algebra 1 but he'll have to wait until next August to start Chemistry. This will give Allison some time to catch up in her math so they can do just one science together. This will give him time to concentrate on his writing in this next semester. Writing is his weakness, although he's getting better each year. I just love seeing him make progress in this area! I remember when he couldn't even hold a pencil. What a blessing to watch him grow.
Evie is learning to read... ever so slowly.LOL She has read her first words in the past 2 weeks! She's can read MAT, BAT, and PAT. She's also learned this week how to read MAD and MAP. I never thought I'd be able to teach her.LOL She's not the easy going student that I'm used to. I have to wait for just the right day/time/lunar phase? just for her to do well but she's making progress and I'm encouraged.lol
Isaac is still in the potty training phase. Diaper on=wet. Naked as a Jaybird=potty trained. I'm tired of having to dress him every single time we go somewhere and having to remember to strip him every time we get back. If we have to go back and forth, well, that means a big wet diaper when we are finally done for the day. This is very discouraging but I'm guessing we're just waiting on his maturity level to increase and that just can't be rushed.
Sophia is in the learning to get around phase. She's dangerous.lol She is slow but extremely quiet and can be easily forgotten until you're going, "Where's Sophia?" and you find her eating paper or off in a corner trying to eat the video game cords.lol She's such a sweetie though.
I'm doing o.k., a little discouraged by the lack of IRL friends, but I'm hanging in there. I'm starting to get a little more sleep at night, (although sleep is for wimps,lol) and I'm still able to get things done each day. Some days, just getting breakfast served to everyone seems to take all morning and some days I'm able to clean the whole house, bake bread, do lessons with Evie, play with Isaac and the baby, and fix breakfast, lunch, and dinner all before 6pm.lol I guess if I can't be consistant, I'll at least be consistantly active. Well, it's time to go...