This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 8th year of homeschooling using a Classical approach.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Trying something new…

Last week we tried valiantly to get back into the swing of things after our Disney World vacation. I think know we were all a little sleep deprived from our trip.

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Yes, I am fully aware that I have not posted about our vacation. I shared some pictures on Facebook and Instagram but if you don’t follow me over there here’s a sneak peak from our trip.

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While we did make progress this week in our studies I feel like we need to make a few changes to our schedule so we can make sure we are getting everything accomplished. It’s probably just my OCD box checker-itis but I am willing to try a new schedule for a few weeks. All the classes the girls are taking are staying the same with the exception of a few review products we are still using and math will be done daily.

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I have decided that as we enter week 7  we are going to try an “A”/”B” block schedule for my 7th, 5th, and 1st grader. I’ve jotted down a plan on a notecard that on paper looks like it will work. We will have 5 blocks a day that will have us starting at 8AM and ending by 250PM, including having our recess time with our neighbors until the weather gets frightful. The time frames will be used as a guide line to help us stay on task.

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We have 8 weeks until our next break, so we are going to try and stick it out with this new schedule unless something drastic happens. I am hoping that this new schedule will foster greater independence in my 7th and 5th graders. I’ll keep you posted. Hope you had a great week!

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