I've worked laboriously on this weblog. I've spent many long hours into the night on this thing and finally I think it is ready for show and tell! I have decided that I have just too much stuff I want to say about homeschool and the only way to do this is to start a new blog for just that purpose.
The kids are still working through their Math and Reading. Mr Darling and I have decided they wont be taking time off this year. Tink would be going into 7th grade in the fall if she would have stayed in public school. Instead she will be going into 5th grade. The cool thing is that for the first time since preschool she will be doing all of her work at one level. Its taken 3 years to undo what the public school did. Its taken 3 years to give her confidence that she can open a book and do the work in it. Yes, she still had a sensory disorder and she still falls very low on the bell curve for short term memory but we have made huge strides and we are proud of that.
Peter is going into third grade but needs to spend the summer brushing up on phonics and spelling and finishing his Math. He wasn't taught any phonics in the public school and since I just pulled him out in January we couldn't get through the entire second grade in just those few months left. He will be ready to go into third grade in everything but phonics though so I suspect that by Christmas he will even be caught up in that.
Today I am suppose to tutor my granddaughter but I don't think I will be able to. My back is totally killing me.
I'm still sorting through the books and papers and getting the files in order. What a huge job! Tomorrow I plan on going to the Exodus homeschool store and returning some books. Im then going to buy Peters next Math book. Im thinking that the Academy where the kids take some of their classes will pay the 200 dollars needed for Tinks Teaching Textbooks. I'll have to check up on that.
In the meantime you all just have a look around and enjoy yourselves. I am no where near done with this. If you would like your home school blog to appear on the sidebar then just let me know in the comments and I will add you!