Friday, August 27, 2010

School is in Session

Well, we have completed our first week of school! The 1st day was a little bit of a rough start, but by the middle of the week, we got into a pattern and things seem to be running smoothly.

This year, I offered (ok, required) a lot more independence from my kids (especially the older 2). We have our weekly schedule of what subjects are required on which days. They are expected to look at the schedule, pick out their books and write down everything they accomplished for the day. They are allowed to pick which subjects to do first and what to save till the end.

With me still working some nights and Cory working during the day, I just needed them to be able to do some of this all on their own. So far, it is working out well. We have finished (or almost finished) every day before lunch time. I know that will change, but it made for a nice first week :)