Stuff and Stuff
So, I have made my decision about belonging to two groups. Since it's just really not possible I have opted to stay with the group here on base. I really loved the Eastover group - but I had to add 45 minutes to an hour to everything we did and I was just losing too much time out of the school day. So, there it is. Decision made.
I have also decided to use Core 1 for the duration of 2nd and all of 3rd grade. This does require some stretching and adding on my part - but I worked out the numbers and I think I can make it work. If my math is faulty I will find out next year and then I can either slow it down some more or speed it back up. For math, reading, language arts/handwriting, grammar, and spelling we are staying right on track. Everyday for those subjects. Then we will alternate history, geography, read-alouds, and science on a 2 day/week or 3 day/week schedule. This will stretch out what I currently have to 62 weeks - which does leave me about 6 weeks short in third grade. No problem I say! We are going to study Thanksgiving all next week- so now we are only 5 weeks short! When this works then we will start Core 2 for 4th grade and do one core a school year after that. *whew* There has been a lot of decision making going on around here lately! And, as you can see, a lot more releasing of box checking!
Last week we went to a My Mad Platter a pottery painting place in Columbia. At first I didn't think it would go over. After all CG thinks art is a huge waste of time. But he had a good time and painted a coffee mug for Grandpa for Christmas. He even asked if we could go back! So it went way better than I expected! Sadly, not only did I have my regular camera but also my phone and neglected to use either to take a picture. Some things I still need to work on!
Except for the deep gum cleaning (OMG that is definitely another day!) all has been going well here in semi small town SC!