Friday, December 12, 2008
School? What School?
Monday morning we did school for a couple of hours and then the kids helped me clean the house for a while.

If I had known how the rest of the week was going to go I would have done school all day long.

I have to laugh at the perception of some of those who don't home school that our kids aren't socialized enough.

Well, I am here to tell you that my kids are over socialized. WE NEED TO STOP SOCIALIZING AND GET SOME MORE WORK DONE.

Samantha (in red) at the Christmas party with friends.

The members of our home school group seem to take the month of December off from school. They all start school in August. No one told me about this. lol. We started in September when we thought we were suppose to.

My children have been blessed by being warmly included in this group of wonderful children. The thing is, I had planned on doing school through the middle of next week. Yesterday I surrendered to the fact that not much school was going to happen for a while (that is book learning school I mean). There are just to many fun things going on we can't miss out on. The phone just wont stop ringing.
Paige doing a craft at the party.

We had a basketball activity and the kids school Christmas party this week. Yesterday morning I was getting their daily work organized for them when hubby called and said "You remember about my work Christmas party today, right"? Umm, yes, yes I do.

They made these cute little nativity snow globes.

So I ran off to get dressed and make myself look acceptable. Samantha asked if she could curl my hair on the hot rollers and I was thrilled to let her. I touched up my nail polish and put on makeup while she did that. The only thing is, I think she used the little rollers and my hair turned out looking like a really bad Afro. I didn't have the heart to tell her I didn't like it so I went to his party (where I only see these people once a year) with bad hair.

While I was gone the kids taught Paige how to play Chutes-n-Ladders. Then Samantha took some of the clothes that no longer fit her and made clothes for Jo Jo out of them. She didn't know how to sew, but she taught herself while I was gone. The little shirts are so cute, I will post some pictures tomorrow. We are going to have a fashion show today of all her new wardrobe

The boys playing basketball. Garrett is in the red shirt and black shorts.

So, see, I told myself. They might not have had a lot of formal schooling this week, but they are learning to teach each other and learn independently. We had a great week of schooling after all.


  posted at 7:09 AM  

At 10:47 AM, Blogger missy said...

All the pics of the kids in shorts and t-shirts are KILLING me! I'm watching it snow right now and it is so stinking cold to go along with that. Enjoy!!

At 12:52 PM, Blogger julie said...

I know, Missy, it has been really warm here. Yesterday it was 85, however we have been told a cold front is moving in. It will be in the 60's this weekend. I know all you Northern people are laughing at us.


At 2:16 PM, Blogger Brenda said...

Tell me! We had to cut some social stuff out this year so we could just STAY HOME one day a week!

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Jess said...

WOW, I want warm weather!!

At 7:52 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh, your group sounds SO awesome! I envy you that! I think homeschooling during Christmas time is pretty much a losing battle, but I must, unlike you lucky ones, we are mostly stuck indoors due to bad weather and they get a little crazy for something to do. Don't worry about taking the time off, though -- learning happens all the time.

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Kristina said...

This year, I decided to schedule December off. I am so glad I did! We have had something sceduled every day this month. I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off. My kids asked me, "Can we just stay home for one day?" on Sunday. So, we did. It was really nice.

I, too, am jealous of that warmth.


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