Friday, February 26, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up: Humility and Half Schooling

Monday:  Monday was a day off from school for the kids in our school district so we had an abbreviated school day and a long play day.  Is this allowed when homeschooling?  I sure hope so because Tuesday is a ... get this ... a furlough day for teachers in our school district.  How crazy is that?

Tuesday: another play day/sort of school day.  Some teacher I am!  The weather was beautiful and the kids played and played and played outside.  I sure will miss this home.  Here is a picture of our kitchen window... that window really should be open!
Wednesday:  Can you cram three (okay maybe two and a half days) days of homeschooling into a morning?  I guess that would be a newbie thing to think.  I'm so list oriented.  I really don't think it's very helpful being so list driven.  In fact I think I'm kind of creepy that way.  I'm really going to work on that ugly bit of me.

We also went to see our Educational Facilitator from our Charter School.  She calms my list driven soul and encourages me to try on my more flexible self.  I love her.

Thursday:  Oh, what a day.  I'm so, so broken hearted.  The realtor came over today to  give us a to-do list before we officially put the house on the market.  As we walked through our home room by room, I started to walk down this sappy memory lane.  Our realtor was thrilled with our home, which is a good thing, but only sort of.  Sort of because I started wondering why it was we were leaving.  Oh yeah.  Then I remembered....We. Can't. Afford. It.  Humility sucks.

Friday:  We managed to almost finish the week of school.  We received a package from our charter school filled with goodies I had ordered.  They have this giant resource center with an online catalog.  Every once in while when I'm feeling as though I have a handle on things (not often, if you really want to know!!), I'll peruse their catalog and order games, books, or even different curriculum just to see what's out there.  When the package finally arrives it's like Christmas because I've invariably forgotten all of my clever choices.   This time my choices were Sum Swamp (an addition/subtraction game), some Handwriting without Tears paper, and some short stories related to The Story of the World.  Too much fun and entirely distracting!  It's all good!!
I hope you all had wonderful weeks!  Don't forget to visit Kris to find out what everyone else did this week at the Weekly Wrap Up!


  1. What a lovely view through your window! We're walking around that same dose of humility, looking for options. You summed it up well!

  2. Zero fun, isn't it?! Ugh. "This too shall pass"...I hope! Hang in there!

  3. That is a lovely shot out your window and yes- it really should be open! Blessings on your family as you look for a home. Thanks for sharing your week.

  4. The view out your window is beautiful! I am also list driven and when I get behind and the list starts getting growing, I tend to freak! Thanks for sharing your week.

  5. I love the term "half schooling." I'm pretty sure that describes us most weeks!

  6. Half schooling seems to be theme of everyone lately. That's the beauty of homeschooling. We can pick it up where we left off. Hopefully next week will be better for all of us. :)

  7. We played Sum Swamp until the box was absolutely falling apart and I actually had to order new dice from the company because all of the numbers had worn off. They gladly sent them to us for free. I am pretty sure my youngest learned to add and subtract just by playing this game! Good choice!


  8. I am so sorry about you having to leave your lovely home- that's not "humility"- that just plain old stinks!


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