Tuesday, December 09, 2008

sigh...

Well. We had a fabulous week and a write-off week and this week is still up in the air. So far, I am frustrated. I am tired. I am thinking it may be time to call Christmas vacation. We will finish this week and see. I am afraid that if I take too much time, then it will take ages to get back in the groove. Maybe we can just do a bunch of fun, Christmassy activities. Elaborate on our advent studies... do some hands-on learning and more field trips.
This past week, we went to the science centre twice and spent tons of time in the gallery upstairs with all the hands-on demos. Lots of physics experiments to try. A loves the discovery gallery and the water tables. She could spend hours in there, and I love that the mess is not in my house.
For advent, I am using this page from the teachingmom.com site. Lots of links for extensions, though some were dead. It is a terrific resource.
From Pioneer Woman I found SpellingCity.com which I am going to try with R, spelling and R are not friends, I am hoping computer time might help.

Trying to keep my head above water here, praying to find my joy and patience.

1 comment:

Sniz said...

Hang in there. I know just how you feel. I feel exactly like that right now too. I decided that instead of trying to do to full weeks before Christmas break, I am going to do one week's worth of curriculum over those two weeks. This time of year is so hard. And then we have Jan, Feb and March. Cold, gray, and we are REALLY burned out. Sigh. Hang in there. Hang in there.