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    Happy September everyone!

    For many, this is the first "official" week of school. For others, you've already started or go year round. In either case, I hope you have a great fall homeschooling.

    What did you do over the Labor Day weekend? We worked on projects around the house. On Labor Day itself, I did a 5K race and dh did a 15 K race. It was sort of brutal as the temps were in the 80s but the humidity hovered around 90%. We sort of sat around the rest of the day!

    Off to get ready for my first homeschool math class (geometry) of the year!
    Carol

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

    Son (20), a Purdue University junior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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    In-laws are GONE!!!! They left Sunday morning and we went to a kid's birthday party after that. I felt so drained, I just wanted to sleep all day. We ended up watching "Mission Impossible: Fallout" and all the action picked me right up.

    We've been informally schooling throughout the summer, just lightly. Today is our first official day of the new year. We're starting with some tennis in the park.

    Hope everyone's well!
    Homeschooling an only, DS9

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    Inmom, I thought your kids are away at college. Whom are you homeschooling?
    Wrapping up our third year of homeschooling w/ DD. Currently in summer lite mode w/ Math, Handwriting, Spelling, Science & Art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Only View Post
    Inmom, I thought your kids are away at college. Whom are you homeschooling?
    I offer three different math classes and a physics class to local homeschoolers. I have anywhere between 3 and 9 kids in a class. I was a physics and math teacher in my former life, so I'm just doing more of the same, but on a smaller scale.
    Carol

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

    Son (20), a Purdue University junior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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    Im still trying to figure out how to maintain sanity, house, my projects, and the boys’ schoolwork. DS6 is pretty straight-forward and easy - I sit with him and we do things together.
    Ds12 seems intent on dragging his feet at any work he is given, especially if I am not there sitting at the table watching him. He will spend 2.5 hrs “doing” his 25ish straight-forward math problems, and it is a good rest of the day to do a miniscule bit of writing! However if I am sitting over his shoulder, these are less than half hour tasks. Yet sitting at the same table doing DS6s mathwork with him - DS12 gets nothing done. In the other room with brother.... nothing gets done. Does the world revolve him, does he think?
    I totally see why people medicate their ADHD kids! DS12 displays all the ADHD symptoms, but besides any philosophical reservations I have about medicating him, his BMI is too low to cope with the side effects.
    But that’s my week!
    Im glad other people have more tranquil lives!
    Homeschooling DS11, DS5.

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    Alexsmom,

    All I can offer is "this too shall pass?" For some reason, in my experience, 12-14 yo boys just have a difficult time of it. There was a point I had to keep DH and DS for the most part separated as they wanted to wring each other's neck--if they could.
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

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

    Son (20), a Purdue University junior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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    I have not been on in a month or more because Uncle Sam is getting ready to move us again. I started our girls for the current school year in August, both in high school now. They are doing great, still liking TT for math (one in Algebra and one in Geometry) and Shmoop for their other subjects. My husband had his 6 month checkup since the PFO closure in March for the small stroke he had last December, and the AF returned him to duty fit as a fiddle. He is now no longer a first sergeant thank goodness (loads of stress) and is going back to his original civil engineering job, so we now have orders to Minot, North Dakota. Really looking forward to it actually. We move next month so there is lots to get done before we leave 100 Texas summers for -20 ND winters. We did those frigid winters in Montana before, but it has been 15 years so we will have to get used to it again. He hits 22 yrs in service in Dec so we may just decide to retire from there if we like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lianne13 View Post
    I have not been on in a month or more because Uncle Sam is getting ready to move us again. I started our girls for the current school year in August, both in high school now. They are doing great, still liking TT for math (one in Algebra and one in Geometry) and Shmoop for their other subjects. My husband had his 6 month checkup since the PFO closure in March for the small stroke he had last December, and the AF returned him to duty fit as a fiddle. He is now no longer a first sergeant thank goodness (loads of stress) and is going back to his original civil engineering job, so we now have orders to Minot, North Dakota. Really looking forward to it actually. We move next month so there is lots to get done before we leave 100 Texas summers for -20 ND winters. We did those frigid winters in Montana before, but it has been 15 years so we will have to get used to it again. He hits 22 yrs in service in Dec so we may just decide to retire from there if we like it.
    So good to hear that your dh is back to 100% and that school is going well.

    I'm curious to hear about ND. Hubby and I have been meaning to visit/raft/hike through Theodore Roosevelt National Park (not in the winter though!!). It's about an hour away from the AF base. If you get a chance to visit, let us know about it!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward

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

    Son (20), a Purdue University junior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, and history

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    Thanks, and yes I will definitely let you know. We plan to do some good traveling around the state next summer.
    Two daughters, military brats to active duty Air Force, ages 13 and 15.
    Part-time homeschooler since 2007 turned full-time in Feb 2013.

    We belong to the Farm School Satellite Campus Umbrella Program

    Main curriculum: Teaching Textbooks and Shmoop University Get 60% off Shmoop

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