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    Getting a late post up here today. I spent the morning running errands, followed up by a visit to my parents, which is never quick thing! I should be happy that we get along and that they are both relatively healthy, given that they are both 77.

    This afternoon I'll be helping two ps kids get ready for the geometry finals this week. So much riding on one single test....STUPID. But they have to play the game.

    Dropped off ds at Purdue Saturday afternoon. Even though he is an extremely quiet and tidy kid, the house still seems much quieter w/o him here--even his sister noticed. Although.....she claims she's finally an only child for a week (until she heads back to U of Iowa on Sunday).

    What have you done/will do today?
    Carol

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    Daughter (21), a University of Iowa junior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

    Son (19), a Purdue University sophomore majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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    Well, after trying to get to my brother's on Friday and turning around due to nasty roads and not worth risking our lives for his cat..... then I got our bedroom ALMOST done. Small touch-up painting still where DH scratched walls moving things.... and a few more things put away, it will be done. I got the upper cabinets painted and wallpapered. Closet cleaned and organized. Curtains cut, hemmed and hung up.
    Today has been cleaning the daycare area and kitchen.
    Extra kids today due to weather. ICY and frozen this morning so schools closed. Already had brother as an extra today because parents divorcing and Dad moving out today. SO, ended up with both of them as extras. NOT what I wanted for a Monday but that is fine.
    4 more hours of my day. I can make it.
    Laundry almost caught up.
    HUGS on quieter house Inmom. I can't imagine, though I do like it quieter. For about 5 min.
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    Today we started up after winter break. I am trying a new approach with math. I also met up with a "recess group". It has been hard for me to find other HS'ing families close to me and this one was SUPER close. They meet every Monday for one hour. enough to get the kids out and not too much so your day gets lost at the park. One mom (who was/is a teacher) wants to start a Drama Class and asked if we would be interested. Twin "B" overheard and is now SUPER excited.

    My eldest enrolled but hasn't signed up for school It will be interesting to watch that play out just keeping my mouth shut school doesn't start until next week.
    Elizabeth

    Homeschooling my 2 nine year old boys (second year)

    Life coaching my 1 nineteen year old man-child

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    Watched a video on Joan of Arc (hosted Lucy Lawless - go Xena!), then pulled teeth with Boy to get through a written narration for the video, grammar (identifying parts of speech in ONE sentence) and math (practicing ONE times table - 6s and doing 12 problems). Girl wrote and wrote on her Joan of Arc narration, then did her grammar and German and is now working on math.

    We got a late start. It is now 10 to 2 and I will not be getting most of what I wanted to do out of the house today done.

    Feeling defeated - typical Monday.
    Melissa

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    We are trying something new this week - I have DS's assignments for the week blocked out, and he has a certain number to have done before he gets to use his beloved electronics or friends. I told him Id be available until 3:30 each day, if schoolwork wasnt caught up then, I wasnt going to look at it until the next day.
    Its 3:15 now, and he hasnt even brought me his math work which he started around noon.
    Friday, we are planning to go to LEGOLAND. With the 4yo. Possibly with the 11yo, but I have arranged with DH to work from home that day, in preparation for not bringing the older one along with, if his schoolwork isnt finished by 3:30 this wednesday, the last day of our homeschool week. (Thursday he goes all day to the charter, and we start the week on Sundays.)
    Im done with nagging him about doing schoolwork, or playing his game of not doing it until past the 11th hour. DH especially has been of the mindset that as long as he got it done before we were out the door, it was fine. Or of cancelling fun outings because he had been a PITA and I didnt want to reward him.
    So thats my grump for the week! I hope my boy turns into a cooperative darling!
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    Yesterday I had a get together with some of the mom's from the homeschooling page I started on FB. 1 unschooled, 1 did the cyber school with the public school, and one was looking at homeschooling because her montessori school is closing end of the year. By the end of it, the mom who did cyber school (and is intensely unhappy with it) was starting to really consider the idea of homeschooling without the public school support and the montessori mom was so on board with unschooling/with a montessori twist. I was the youngest mom (at 35!), the only one with a boy, and the one who had been homeschooling the longest (2nd year). Boy was that weird. :-) 3 mom's homeschooling and we each had 3 different styles. Was interesting to see.

    Yesterday ended our break with no formal schooling. Though Tech learned about weather, incorrect predictions (and panic), and all about slinkies. :-) We've been reading The Magic Tree House series (thanks to whoever recommended that, Tech loves them!) and watching documentaries and How It's Made during out week of break. Today we'll pretty much continue that, but fit some science and math into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aandwsmom View Post
    HUGS on quieter house Inmom. I can't imagine, though I do like it quieter. For about 5 min.
    That's part of the reason I still tutor and teach homeschoolers from home. Still that spark of young people learning!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years

    Daughter (21), a University of Iowa junior triple majoring in English with Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies

    Son (19), a Purdue University sophomore majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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    Checking in today! I keep meaning to be more consistent, but then life gets in the way. Gah. Today I helped my husband finish shoveling the driveway, made lunch that 2 of my 3 kids refused to eat. And somehow managed to get through school work with my cranky 6 yo despite my almost 2yo climbing on top of the table cause he has to see the books too. Could be worse? Lol.
    Military spouse and mom to three (6, 4, and 2)

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    completely off topic, but alwayssmile, is your hair PURPLE in that pic??

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    That is what I did. I got tired of fighting them, oldest prefers afternoon work, youngest prefers morning work. I said you have between 9am-6pm to get work done if you want electronics in the evening aka online gaming with their homeschool friends. IF you are screwing around and still working or not done by 6pm, then too bad. It helped. Not a lot, but it helped.
    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    We are trying something new this week - I have DS's assignments for the week blocked out, and he has a certain number to have done before he gets to use his beloved electronics or friends. I told him Id be available until 3:30 each day, if schoolwork wasnt caught up then, I wasnt going to look at it until the next day.
    Its 3:15 now, and he hasnt even brought me his math work which he started around noon.
    Friday, we are planning to go to LEGOLAND. With the 4yo. Possibly with the 11yo, but I have arranged with DH to work from home that day, in preparation for not bringing the older one along with, if his schoolwork isnt finished by 3:30 this wednesday, the last day of our homeschool week. (Thursday he goes all day to the charter, and we start the week on Sundays.)
    Im done with nagging him about doing schoolwork, or playing his game of not doing it until past the 11th hour. DH especially has been of the mindset that as long as he got it done before we were out the door, it was fine. Or of cancelling fun outings because he had been a PITA and I didnt want to reward him.
    So thats my grump for the week! I hope my boy turns into a cooperative darling!
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