Saturday, October 16, 2010

Buried Alive

...beneath this mountain of books.

You probably haven't seen me much around these parts. I've been swamped. Did I tell you that we are homeschooling Elliott this year? I can't remember.  Well, we are.  He started Kindergarten this year, which to most people doesn't seem daunting.  After all, Kindergarten is not even a required grade (did you know that?)!  But I didn't know where to begin.  Hence, a very late start to the school year--we're probably about 3 to 4 weeks behind.  Between finally receiving our books (yay!) to visiting family in Orange County, we've barely squeaked in 2 weeks of school.  But I think we're getting the hang of it.

My days have consisted of: waking up, reading our Bibles, getting breakfast for all, starting school, making lunch, running to the store, back for naps (for Caiden) while finishing up school with Elliott, working out (while Caiden naps), taking a shower, making dinner, family time, brushing teeth, putting kids in bed, cleaning up, dropping into bed. Not much spare time.

We are so excited about our "curriculum" which is actually just a fantastic library of amazing literature.  That pile of books is only about half of the books that came in our two massive boxes from Sonlight.  We love it so far. 

Surprisingly (for me), Elliott's favorite subjects have been history and science which have been mostly gleaned from a children's encyclopedia.  He loves to just sit and absorb.  I'm more of a "doer" which I think is why I was surprised at how much enthusiasm he as for the more hands-off stuff.

So, its been fun. However, pray for me! I'm still trying to figure out how to manage our time well.

1 comment:

Nina49a said...

Yay! So proud of you! You're gonna do great;) Love You!