Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    Default Thursday Roll Call 1/19

    We all got up before noon today. No updates yet from my grandmother, but I'm taking that as a good sign. I didn't think and said yes to a movie, so we'll start school after. I'm going to take this time to finish up some online things, and work on some of my drawings. I watched a really great live stream last night and I feel like I have a good direction to look in to for classes and books for myself. I know where I want to go with my art I'm just lost on how to get there. I feel like I'm finally starting to get back on track with the comics I want to read. I'm using my Amazon wishlist to help track new releases and then putting them on hold at the library when they come in there. I feel like I'm starting to catch up with my reading again and I have another book picked out to read too. Now if I can just get ahead of Teemie on the one book we are reading together so it will be less spoilers.
    Anyone doing anything fun today?
    Teemie - 11 years old, 6th grade with an ecclectic mix

    Blog : Tumblr : Instagram : Facebook
    http://jessicamckelvin.com

  2. Ratings Request Leaderboard
  3. #2
    Senior Member Evolved BakedAk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    926
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    Fun...hm...just trying to keep warm. We're hitting our daily math and grammar today, then starting units on feudalism and Germany in history and geography. We use Layers of Learning (not a curriculum, exactly, more like a collection of bits and pieces that you can use or adapt at will for learners at any level - follows the classical 4-year history rotation), which is not religious, though it is written by Christians. Most of the time they present things as fact that are actually fact. Sometimes they present things with a bit of their own opinion, but usually in that case they suggest the reader do their own research into the topic and make their own decisions, which is fine. I am coming across some more obvious opinion bits lately, though, and in the info on Germany, I came across a comment about Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech which seems to give complete credit for the fall of the Berlin wall to "the power of this speech and the courage of this man." Um? Not to take away from what was a powerful speech, there was so more to it than that! The bit is just an aside, written to the teaching parent or older student, but with more and more bits to edit and opinions that anger me when I come across them, I guess I'll be looking for something else for next year. Of course, it's important to be able to respectfully handle differences of opinion, but I'm not sure I want to repeatedly use my basic curriculum as an example for teaching that lesson.
    Melissa

    Mommy to Girl-13 and Boy-11, trying to keep my head above water with farm, school, home and art.

    http://ButterscotchGrove.wordpress.com

    You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd.
    (Flannery O'Connor)

  4. #3
    Senior Member Enlightened
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    113

    Default

    We were up and shoveling the driveway early this morning so my husband could get to work. Will this winter ever end?! Desert my foot...
    Been doing lots of school and even getting farther ahead than I planned for us to be....all because there's no where to go and nothing else to do. Kid is all for it and always tells me when he's done for the day, so guess we'll keep chugging along. At least it means we can definitely take lots of school breaks when we finally thaw out!

  5. #4

    Default

    Hmmm Fun thing for the day? How about new tires from Costco! With a 4yo in tow. Its scattered rain here, so my plans to take him for a walk fizzled.... If I get wet, I will probably melt... not a pretty sight and then what would DS4 do?

    Im planning my garden out already too. Gonna keep it simple, I hope. Beans, and some herbs.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

  6. #5
    Senior Member Evolved BakedAk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    926
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default

    ARGH!!!! Girl takes German, and she is doing the oral part of the lesson..."Ich habe schokolade gegessen. Ich werde schokolade essen. Hast du schokolade gekauft?" (I ate chocolate. I will eat chocolate. Did you buy chocolate?" I am on the Whole30 diet for another 22 days. I would like to shoot Girl's computer now. (Also, I would like an emoticon that accurately expresses and at the same time.)
    Melissa

    Mommy to Girl-13 and Boy-11, trying to keep my head above water with farm, school, home and art.

    http://ButterscotchGrove.wordpress.com

    You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you odd.
    (Flannery O'Connor)

  7. #6

    Default

    No matter how many emoticons I have available to me I can never find one that fully expresses what I want.
    We did a little bit of school today. I had grander plans but then my grandmother had us come over. I thought I'd get more school done when we got home but I have an artist live stream, and I missed a bunch of the recent ones. I always learn so much. Too bad I can't get Teemie to watch it with me, I could count it as art. I'm going to try to drop a bit more on us for tomorrow. I might still be able to get some things done after this stream though.
    I keep looking at the back yard, planning to just coat everything in mulch, and try to get a few big plants again this year. Maybe a few big things that will come back. I also want to get some more black eyed susans from grandmother. She says they'll spread and I've love to have a back yard full. Better than the weeds I have currently.
    Teemie - 11 years old, 6th grade with an ecclectic mix

    Blog : Tumblr : Instagram : Facebook
    http://jessicamckelvin.com

  8. #7

    Default

    I am dealing with the cold from hell, and the first thing to go every time I get a cold is my voice. And my husband, who is pulling overtime so gone ALL week, has pretty much told me not to school this week. I have a habit of feeling better and jumping back in and then relapsing. Since he's not home to spell any of it, we're just not doing school (being sick while manic really sucks so I'm having to trust his judgement and not my own). G is enjoying the break quite a bit. I took the time to research all the free days at local museums and add them to my calendar!

  9. #8

    Default

    We have never had a schedule and we never accomplish what we intend, but lately we have been really bad. My husband is still working a strange schedule. He leaves at 4:00pm and gets home around 4:30am. I typically stay up late, around 1 or 2, but have been staying up until he gets home. It's really messed up my sleep. My children cannot fall asleep either. They are staying up later and and sleeping in later. My sister called us slugs and bums today. I guess I shouldn't have mentioned we slept until 11:30 and have barely left the house for a couple of days.

    We spent the afternoon putting together a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I don't know why their website confuses me so much. I am not a fan of theme parks and it kills me to pay so much for the experience, but my children really love Harry Potter. I think they will enjoy it.

    The kids and I left the house for a late dinner out tonight. My son almost cried when he heard they no longer serve his favorite menu item - grilled portobello mushroom sandwich. Since it is a burger place with a very limited menu he had to eat the only other vegetarian choice - black bean burger. He liked it, so it was a nice dinner out.

    We came back home and the kids are now, at 10:00pm, doing some school work. I need to work a few hours tonight. I start my work when they go to bed...so I will be up late again tonight. As I get older, it is more difficult to concentrate on accounting after midnight. I would rather do mindless things like housework. I need to start working during the day.
    homeschooled 4th through 8th grade - currently in public high school 10th grade
    Dumplett (girl - age 15) and Wombat (boy - age 15)

  10. #9

    Default

    Fun? Took a ferry at Sydney Harbor to Manly Beach. Did a bit of walking and shopping. Stopped to talk to locals, of course. Apologized on behalf of our country for the Trump, which drew a few chuckles. Staying at an Airbnb place; it's so interesting to stay in a neighborhood and get a better feel for the area, as compared to staying in a hotel.

  11. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by inmom View Post
    Fun? Took a ferry at Sydney Harbor to Manly Beach. Did a bit of walking and shopping. Stopped to talk to locals, of course. Apologized on behalf of our country for the Trump, which drew a few chuckles. Staying at an Airbnb place; it's so interesting to stay in a neighborhood and get a better feel for the area, as compared to staying in a hotel.
    DH took 1st DS to New Zealand for his 18th Birthday to do crazy adventures (like jumping out of planes and ascending into deep caves) and every Airbnb THIS was the main topic of conversation...

    Hope you are having a BLAST!
    Elizabeth

    Homeschooling my 2 eleven year old boys (third year)

    Life coaching my 1 twenty-one year old man-child

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us
Thursday Roll Call 1/19