Last summer I looked for copies of the books on the list of Great Books Ben could choose from in the Well Trained Mind. I downloaded all the free ones from Google Books and Project Gutenberg. Today I asked Ben Continue reading Just collecting the books
On my way to the Y to swim, I saw that the Parks Department were pruning their ornamental cherry trees. I asked if I could have some of the prunings, and they even snipped some of the huge branches into Continue reading When you ask Nicely
Ben’s two weeks of summer vacation are over. I’m out of printer toner, so I had to just e-mail him his check off lists, he was hoping to put his lab top away since it can be a distraction as Continue reading Ben’s first day this year
K has been “off” all week, tired, cranky, sleepy. Friday morning at 8:58 as I was finding that one last thing before shouting “Go, go go!” as we loaded the car for co-op and Ben hummed the 11th Doctor’s theme Continue reading Everyone has a mild virus so I know school has started up again
One day Dan noticed that Ben and I approach paperwork in a similar manner.
The other morning, K was lamenting how boring a school day is (partly because it hadn’t started yet, she’s eager and joyful once things start happening.) Perhaps it was the anticipation that the afternoon would be errands, not a trip Continue reading How did I do that?
B is now done with 9th grade. He’s taking a two week break before beginning 10th, though band is starting up at the High School. Spanish may start up in a month,if our tutor continues, and I’m not sure what Continue reading 2/3 Started
Well, this is my first time. I left it all to the end. Which is a bad idea, because if you know what grades are off just after you do them, you can assign a review before any cumulative studies Continue reading How not to grade a school year