Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Goofing around and some other things...

This past Sunday i met some friends at Panera for lunch and stamping. We had so much fun! lol Plus the food was yummy! We sat in a smaller room off to the side. No one dared to sit in that room that afternoon. I think we sniffed one to many stamp pads, all the giggling going on. You would think we were school girls giggling over boys. Instead we were giggling over cute cards. lol

Each person created a card and brought all supplies needed for everyone else to make the card. the theme was Fall. Here are the cards we made;
These pumpkins were so cute! Each one was different. Here are 2 random ones....
We have a ballerina in the house!
Sarah began taking ballet classes this week! She is very excited! I was not able to be in the classroom to take her picture, so I took one at home instead...There are 2 other girls in the class. Which is kinda nice because the teacher will be able to give more individual attention that way. She is counting down the days until her next class! School is underway!
It is that time of year again (or is it week) where i tend to get overwhelmed. Trying to juggle a 3yo, 1st grader and 3rd grader is tough. Plus trying to keep tabs on an 8th grader, making sure he is really doing school and not goofing off online.
Since we signed up for online schooling, we are not technically "homeschooling" anymore. Now we "school at home". Some nice things about schooling at home are that the "school" provides your lesson plans and curriculum. I still do most of the lessons with the 1st and 3rd grader. The 8th and 11th grader are suppose to be responsible for their own work. At the end of the week i look over the finished lessons and log hours. In addition, the school provides the children money toward extra activities. That is how we are paying for Ballet classes and soon the boys will be doing snowboarding. Any extra money can go toward anything educational. (ex. books, museums, games...)
The tough part about online schooling is that most communication is done via email. I like face to face when it comes to what *I* need to do. I think it sticks (in my brain) better that way....Or lists, i need a list. Sometimes flipping through 4 different emails i miss one or five. So trying to keep up with what child is doing what on which days tends to get confusing....I am trying to keep lots of lists. I have lists going up everywhere!
Ok, so school was suppose to start an hour ago and i am still in my jammies...better go get dressed for school. :o)


Vickie said...

I know how you feel! I have lists for everything! It's kinda nice, though, at least I don't have to ask Lilli what I'm supposed to be doing all the time!LOL!!! You know the really funny thing is, she always knows what I'm supposed to be doing!!!

Barb the Evil Genius said...

My Dancer is thrilled about Sarah starting ballet.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

pretty soon you are going to need a list of your lists!! jane