Monday, August 22, 2011

Let's try this again, K?

Okay, so I won't go on and on about how I have only posted 13 posts for the entire year.  Nope, won't do it.  But I do have to say I am shocked!  So let's see what I can do about that now.

So, so many things I want to say.  I think about posts all the time and the words flow in my head.  When I sit down to get online they all vanish.  So for now I am going to just go with what is on my mind today...

School.  Cameron starts school next week and Noah starts at the end of that week.  I will admit the last few weeks have been tough on the boys...and me!  They get out of their routine and by the time school is about to start they are really out of whack.  We are ALL ready for school to start and be back once again in the crazy routine of school.  This year Cameron will be going in the morning and Noah in the afternoon so I will have some good one-on-one time with each several days a week.

One of the things I am determined to do with each of them is kind of do a homeschool kind of thing.  They require a lot of kindergardeners these days and the preschools they are going to I don't know will teach everything they need to know.  Plus I think this will be a good way of getting them used to kind of "going to school" all day. 

I have been searching and searching and think I have finally come up with a good starting point for us.  Over at Confessions of a Honeschooler she has this amazing curriculum she has put together called K4 Curriculum.  My original plan was to kick it off with the start of their classes next week but after printing things out and reviewing several things I am going to start tomorrow with a few activities I know the boys will love.  So excited!

The other thing I am starting to focus on again now that a new school year is upon us is the house.  This last year has been tough since the move.  Just can't figure out where to put anything and so it has all kind of just been moved from place to place to place.  So that has been exhausting to say the least.  So little by little I am working on one thing at a time instead of letting it all overwhelm me.  And of course I gave myself some incentive to get things done by hosting things here at my house for some moms I know.  Always gets me motivated!  So I figure if I keep it up I may have this place ready by the time we decide to move again!

Oh, I also dusted off the good old sewing machine and made a weighted blanket recently.  So will have to post soon about that.  Need to take some pictures of it and find the original site I found the instructions.  Made it super easy and my little guy seems to be very happy with it.


Margaret said...

One on one time is excellent and as a teacher, I firmly believe that every parent is a home schooler. :) We did many enrichment, reading, field trip, exploring activities when my girls were growing up. They probably got sick of my educational attitude, but they are both great students, so they can't be TOO ANGRY. lol

Michelle said...

I do that same thing -- writing posts in my head and forgetting what I "wrote" later. My blogging is just as infrequent as yours has been.

I'd really like to know how to make that blanket and will be waiting for that post! Sage needs one. I found him sleeping with the futon on top of him the other day!


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