Monday, January 26, 2009

Progress Report

At the beginning of January, I wrote about our goal for homeschooling for this month. With one week to go, I thought I would give a progress report.

We are rolling right along keeping up with our subjects and are on schedule to complete our goals this week, therefore being able to participate in a reward next Monday. WooHoo! The kids are working hard, grumbling little, and learning what they need to.

I like that I have had a goal and a list of what to do, it has helped me stay focused and not get sidetracked in other things like blogging, emails, facebook, etc. When I want to do those things, I remember that *I* don't want to be the cause of us not making our goal and not being able to do a fun thing at the end of the month.

But that is also a downside. I don't have time to read blogs or emails or write blog posts. Well, I take that back, I do have time to read, but it is a quick glance, and there isn't time to respond like I would like. And I'm finding that inability to connect with my looper friends through the email list or their blogs or on facebook is driving me a little crazy. When I do have time to catch up, I find that I'm being interrupted and my train of thought is lost (that is maddening!). My mind is scatterbrained enough that thoughts come out all jumbled, it doesn't need any help. OR the computer doesn't want to work right and gives me fits.

I think what I'm going to do to help myself is set aside certain time for me to write and read and not allow children or husband to interrupt me. I want to keep going with our monthly school goals, because by doing so I can see that we would actually finish subjects before summer, which we've never done before. That would be awesome! Plus by putting our noses to the grindstone now, we can see that taking the time off during Advent and Christmas is fine. We *can* do all the baking, decorating, etc. we like to do because we can work hard during other times to still finish out math or science or history or Latin. That is nice.

I'm also going to try to write more blog posts over Sunday afternoons and Mondays when we take time off from schoolwork and utilize bloggers ability to publish posts in the future. I'm learning how to juggle all these balls, but that doesn't mean I'm Martha Stewart. All those balls should be in the air, but more than not, I'm only juggling a couple of things and and the other balls have dropped and rolled away awaiting me to stop and find them again.

1 comment:

Karin said...

Good idea. I will chat this up with the kids and maybe we will all feel better.