Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up Sept. 14-18

Frustrated with my seemingly haphazard scheduling, I opted to simplify with the use of Old Fashioned Education. I am fairly happy about it, though it does require a lot of reading and less hands-on, something which my boys desperately need. So, after some prayer and a little tweaking I decided to use it with my Tapestry of Grace (instead of in place of), using the grammar, math, Bible study, and Science sections with the subjects offered in Tapestry of Grace. So, there. Soon I will post our weekly outline.

This week God has really answered my prayers about the boys socialization and activities. I tend to be a bit of a loner, not that I always enjoy it, just that I often lack the motivation to go out there and interact. It is definitely a shortcoming of mine that I need to work on. It is such a blessing to have it brought out in the open because of homeschooling. Seems many more issues than I originally thought can be worked out simply through bringing my children home. But, anyways, activities. I found a guitar teacher for Christian. After months of half-hearted searching, I was surprised and embarassed to find how easy it was to contact the gentleman who was originally recommended to me and set up lessons. He starts Tuesday. I am relieved. I believe he's excited.

Christian also participated in his first JAGs adventure group run by a mom of twins who were Christian's friends in preschool. I just love her, and we are excited to be a part of it. They made pocket flashlights (about which Christian will blog this week). He was quiet at first, but when he was able to socialize freely at the end of the activity, he seemed to be loosening up. I'm proud of his social skills. At times he can be braver than I am. He chatted with boys he hasn't seen in 5 yrs and ones he'd never met. I refused to go to my high school reunion ;P

Keegan will start piano lessons with Ms. Tara some time next week. I am excited- she is so talented, and I think she will be a good match for Keegs. Now I just need to find him a group activity so he can play with peers. I'm pretty sure I'm signing him up for soccer (he really needs the physical activity), but I don't think it starts until the spring, so I am looking for something else as well. I would love any suggestions. He's 7.

It was a good week. I'm tired. We had some meltdowns and some real successes. Overall, I am quite please, but tired, yep.


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