Tomorrow is our first official day of school for the Wilson Academy 2012/2013 year. Woohoo!!! (read with sarcasm and eye rolling)…
This year has been difficult for me. I have struggled with the procrastination bug for the longest time. Schedules and plans have not been set or finalized as in previous years. Maybe it is because my babies are both now in high school (that is just so wrong on so many levels) or maybe I am just getting old!
We finally pulled out everything left from last year (gasp… there was work not completed!) I know other homeschoolers get everything checked off on their planners…but we never seem to get it all done! My girls say it is because I work them too hard. They feel I assign too much…my turn to eye roll and sigh….”so sorry…when you are homeschooling your own children you can make their schedules.”
This year our schedule will be include…
Meagan (9) ~ Algebra 1 (complete around Christmas), Algebra 2, Exploring Creation with General Science, NT Bible Survey, Spanish 1, American Literature, Words Aptly Spoken, Vocabulary for Achievement, ACT prep, PE (field and skiing), MS Office Products, Civics
Rebekah (10) ~ Algebra 1 (complete around Thanksgiving), Algebra 2, Exploring Creation with Biology, NT Bible Survey, Spanish 1, Streams of Civilization, Words Aptly Spoken, Vocabulary for Achievement, ACT prep, KY State History, PE (field and skiing), Computer web design
Ryan (pre pre K) ~ Numbers, Letters, Listening to granma, Following rules
Outside Activities include: Bible Bowl (book of Matthew), American Heritage Girls, Ski Club, SYG Youth Group
Wow – seeing it all in one place……….we are going to be busy! Add on volunteer hours each week, worship services, babysitting and part time jobs for both the girls and myself…oh and don’t forget the household that needs attention!
As overwhelming as the year ahead may seem…our family is coming to the end of the homeschooling experience. Four years and I will graduate from being the teacher-tormentor. The next couple of years will be bittersweet. There are so many things that I want to get into my girls before they leave for college.
Our first day of school this year will start as most in the past…
Breakfast at Waffle House! LOL…. We get up and out early for breakfast. Have a family meeting (this year Dad will be home and can attend), go over our schedules and touch on the requirements and expectations. Once we are home from breakfast, the girls set up their schooling area and jump on their lessons. They are being allowed a lot more freedom this year in their scheduling. Their work has been assigned in weekly units. Each unit must be completed, graded and corrected by Thursday evening or they lose the weekend plans so they can finish their work. We shall see how long this setup lasts! I can see things going well on the weeks that there are Saturday activities and not so much on the other weeks. 🙂 Naw, teen girls wouldn’t handle their school work based on their weekend plans??? Would they???
So…. we are off….like a herd of turtles! (Not sure where or why… but this has become our family cheer)…Turtles?? Really??
MD Kennedy says
I continue to be completely amazed at how moms (and dads!) can home-school. It is hard enough being a teacher in a school, but at home you must have so many other challenges and interruptions. Bless you!
Wow I hope that I can succeed in homeschooling my boys. I am at the beginning of the journey and it seems so hard like a giant mountain and I have no clue what I am doing! It’s good to see you have been through all this!