I've been looking around my house recently and getting really frustrated with myself that I'm not "keeping up" with housework beyond the normal tidying up, cooking meals, laundry and washing dishes. After a few days of putting myself down I remembered that, in fact, I educate my children at home and that takes additional time, focus and preparation which means that something has else has to give. I'm sure every home school mom faces this and what gives is different for each mom. For me, it is "extra" housework. The bright side is that summer is coming and I'll be working on this house...I hope!
We've been working hard in school and really keeping at it. I want summer vacation! At this point in time I am not even remotely interested in a year round school year. Nope. I want to work hard, get it done and take a nice long break. I have our end date on the calendar!
Aliza did a science unit that produced much anguish and tears. She learned about body systems. Particularly the circulatory and the respiratory system, she could not handle. Just the word "blood or blood vessel" sent her into a dither. The unit activity was a body map showing the different systems. When Josiah and Anna also wanted their bodies traced, Aliza became the teacher and everyone completed the project with no drama.