In linking up with Parent Teacher Meet Up most Saturdays, they have a set of guideline questions that I always thought sounded rather intriguing. This week I decided to give it a try! I decided to set it up in an interview format...
So here are ALL of their questions and my answers:
1. What was your best teaching moment this week? -- I think the best moment this week was when Ian told me that he had read three or four chapters of his Treasure Hunters book before bed at night because it was getting so good he didn't want to put it down. He is not normally my reader and hearing that just made me feel so sure that homeschooling has been the best thing possible for him.
2. What was your biggest struggle?-- My biggest struggle for the past few weeks has been trying to stop and pair down all the boys fighting and bickering. I'm trying to remember that this happens EVERY single winter and there will be a time when they all get along again.... I hope!
3. Were there any milestones met or special accomplishments this week? They all willingly wrote stories this week and wrote more than I has asked of them. Alec in particular had such a great story going that he kept writing until he ran out of lines on the paper (and then turned it over to write even more!)
4. What resources did you use this week that were awesome? This may sound really funny but I felt like my best resource this week was my husband. He took the younger two boys with him to work last weekend and showed them how to use many of his tools to make their own version of Captain America's shield.
7. What does your daily schedule look like? Do you attend any homeschool groups or activities? Our Schedule has been pretty laid back lately. The boys play video games and watch TV until 9 or 10 then we sit at the table for a few hours off and on finishing up all our book work for the day. We usually eat lunch together while reading aloud and then head out for some errands. By the time we return home they'll play Legos or watch more TV and play more video games. It's something that I would actually like to start working on revamping over the next few weeks. I know it's winter but I can't stand that they spend so much time playing with and watching screened activities when we have so many toys, activities and kits around too.
8. Best kid quote of the week: Because you know they say some funny stuff! We had a big snowstorm come through our area on Friday and we lost power almost all day. Evan was overheard telling someone "It's our fault everyone lost power. We were listening to music on Mom's computer."
|It was so pretty but the snow was so thick and heavy that limbs were down everywhere|
Linking Up with: Social Butterfly Sunday,