Well we are trying to get back in the saddle again. Two weeks off is a long vacation for the kids. This week I was feeling the issues. Brayden was in video game only mode all week. Lydia just wanted to play Animal Jam and she would read a couple books, but I spent every evening doing school work with her. Thursday night we were up until 9 pm working on her assignments. I was really stuck and not sure what to do. I think she was playing me, but not sure.
We had not had any real emotional breakdowns while we were on vacation, and she still hasn't had a full tantrum, but she just would stare at the wall when it came time to do her work. She lied to me all week about various things. Ughhh.....I decided to make her complete her task list all week. Now I know there are those of you out there that are screaming at your screens and saying, "Seriously...you homeschool....let it slide!!" If I knew the work was too hard for her or if she was sick, I would've let it slide. I really think she was testing me to see if I would let her get away with things. And rest assured before you email me and scream at me, I did take her animal report off the table. So don't totally flip out. She read all the sea turtle books, but didn't write the report yet. So that was pushed onto next week's schedule.
Homeschool with Minecraft has kept me on my toes all week. New classes started this week, and I was swamped with new students, server upgrades, and bookkeeping. Ugghhhh!!! But it's so much fun and I am glad that it is taking off!!! I just wish I could afford to hire someone to do the bookkeeping and the icky office stuff.
I made some adjustments in the boys work because of issues I saw this week and areas they need to work on. But that is a major benefit of homeschooling students with special needs.
Joey got a new batman shirt this week. It has a cape on it.
Hardboiled an egg to see the air pocket. I didn't realize that the air pocket in the egg was so important. It gives the chick their first breath. Magic School Bus has a really good video about chickens and how they hatch.
And we also had horseriding. Caty is feeding Stanley here.
Joey is learning about writing the next few months. It is difficult for him to create paragraphs. So we will be concentrating on this skill. He also has trouble with sentences. Hopefully we can get all the the connections going together for him on this project.
We have another busy week ahead of us. Hope everyone had a great week! See you next weekend.