Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My thoughts on year round schooling

I have done the research and wanted year round schooling to work for us. I love the face that schooling this way allows for the month of December off as well as a week break every 5 weeks. I tried it and put everything I had into it. The problem is that we are just way too busy during the summer months. We are on the go almost every day. Now you could argue the fact that much of what we do could be considered educational. But, as far as lesson plans, book work and written work goes... Nada. Maybe because my kids are older it is more difficult. Ty works, has summer plans with friends as well as our family adventures. We have CAP activities, camping, rifle courses, Archery, weekly hikes,reunions, picnics, daycations ect... How do busy families make this work?

Breanna is always doing something creative, does that count? Ty meets new and interesting people at work as well as working the cash register, does that count? Open to ideas and suggestions because I really would love to school year round. =)

Monday, August 15, 2011

I feel bad...

for neglecting my blog. Facebook is just so much easier. It is also a time waster. No matter how much of a limit I give myself, I find  that I am on FB way too much. There are so many things I wanted to blog about over the summer. I am thinking of signing off of FB for good. Only problem with that is, I won't be able to see all my grand baby's beautiful pictures that Cassie post and I will also feel out of the loop. Such a dilemma. lol   How do you deal with FB? What to do, what to do? I think I am going to stay off for a few days and see how much of a  withdrawal I get and see how much more I can get done without the pull of FB. =) My goal is to blog weekly, like I did in the past. We shall see...

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