Thursday, January 7, 2010

We're Baaack!

We started school this week, back to our good ol' independent homeschooling. It is a short week. Rand went back on Wednesday, so we did, too. And we have to go into town tomorrow to officially withdrawal from K12. And we did half days because I didn't want to start history and science for such a short week.

Today was absolutely lovely... Compared with the torture of my days with K12, it was just wonderful. Yes, it was only a half day of work for the kids, but still. The girls did math, and grammar, and wrote thank you notes for their Christmas presents (handwriting, composition - check). I read aloud from The Calder Game. Kali made cookies from scratch all by herself with no help from me and even (mostly) cleaned up.

Inspired by The Calder Game, we made out own mobiles. I can't say enough good about the books by Blue Balliet. We learned about Vermeer and pentominoes while reading Chasing Vermeer, got excited about Frank Lloyd Wright during the The Wright 3, and check out these Alexander Calder inspired mobiles.
It's good to be back.


Lisa said...

Welcome Back! Rethinking that whole k12 thing I was considering next year.

Tarissa said...

I haven't read those books to the girls...I'll have to put them on hold at the Library. Thanks for the heads up. :-)

Summer said...

Somehow I stubled across your blog a few months ago. I'm glad to know that K12 drove you crazy, too. I tried it last year with only ONE child and I was glad to be done with it. (I know that for some people it's just what they need, but it wasn't for us!) This year I have 3 kids at home and I don't know how I could've done K12 with all of them!

Online Degrees said...

welcome back to all of you! nice to read it this post..