Thursday, August 09, 2007

Best intentions

Prizewinners, I am sorry... I still have not made it to the post office. I haven't even picked alternate winners to replace the folks I didn't hear back from. I will do my best to get it done in the next couple of days. Hubby gets home this afternoon, so maybe I will be able to do it tomorrow or Saturday.

Speaking of hubby, he found out a few days ago that he has to turn around and leave again on Monday. This time he will be headed to San Antonio and will be gone until Thursday (our 21st anniversary). There is also a chance he may have to stay until Friday.

I've been trying to work out our school plans this week. I finally ordered Tapestry of Grace's Year 2 Redesign and have been going over the book list to see what we already own, what we can get from the library, and what I'll need to purchase. I will probably only buy half a year's worth of books at a time to break up the cash outflow. In some ways, this will be similar to Sonlight, but in many ways, it is quite different. We'll be doing a bit more "hands-on" work than we used to, but I am hoping the kids enjoy it and that it will help them be more interested in the material and help things "stick" easier. One thing we'll be doing that we haven't done in the past is keeping a notebook that will organize each kid's work. It will probably take a lot of trial and error to find the organizational method that works for us... this is where I'd love to have someone who has "been there, done that" just tell me what to do.


Sandy said...

I hope you enjoy TOG as much as we do! I found it overwhelming at first. Sonlight has everything neatly laid out and with Tapestry, there are lots of choices to make. When I use it, I choose the core history readings I want to assign, check the student questions I want to assign, then the geography and literature and perhaps some timeline. Because I teach Tapestry in a co-op, I often use the alternate textbook suggestions instead of the book selections, but if it were just my own kids, I would probably use more of the books (except for the Story of the World series and the Hakim History of US, both of which I love). I consider hands-on activities optional unless the kids have time on their hands. Marcia must have super-kids to do all the reading she recommends, even in the core section, and sometimes I choose the next lower level, especially with literature. Year 2 is a lot of fun though... knights and castles and plagues... cool stuff! :-)

Karen said...

Take your time, we live in a state of craziness in my house, and I only have 3 kids, but I know how stressful it can be taking them ALL to the post office:-) P.S. loved your anniversary flowers!

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