Friday, December 4, 2015

The Holiday Season Already!? Yikes, I'm so not ready.

Time Sure is Flying

I blinked and with all the crazy madness with preparing our house for sale, seeking jobs in another state, augmenting our kids homeschool schedule and traveling, I feel so unprepared for the holidays.

Show My kids have me hooked on.

SPEED RACER (age 11yrs) my Middle Schooler
Homeschooled at 4th grade on.

Cutting the few classes to end our 2nd Block Fall Semester really made a difference.

We are over half way through his Abeka English, Grammar and Spelling , Biology, History. And His online classes are coming along well even though he doesn't think there is any challenge in them. He finished up some quick writing refreshers like 5 Paragraph Writing Class, a 3-week class and Time4Writing he but Speed Racer needs more one on one writing task mastering that I don't have the energy to give these days. So, this Spring semester I am adding a more hands on writing class to his curriculum and giving him a break from writing til January.

Speed Racer is grasping Abeka Algebra 1, and Teaching Textbook labs, but I plan on calling Abeka in January for him to get some free tutoring help that they offer online for a few of his quizzes and test review topics. I haven't been able to do it when I get home lately. I called CTCMath for resetting a lesson, they did so and he is making headway through 6th grade math review.

Membean is hit or miss, sometimes he does it effectively - other times, not so much. He got stuck on a topic with Python Programming and I had him go to the forum and ask for help, then his sister Tiger Lilly helped him with Code Academy and we took a break with IXL for Language.

TIGER LILLY (age 14 yrs) the Dual enrolled High Schooler
Homeschooled at 7th grade on.

Transferring to University of Maryland, University College (UMUC) we are loving UMUC and the classes are only 8 weeks long and completely online. It's a little pricey at $279 per credit hour plus fees for residents! But hey, cheaper than private high school.

Her grades are B's in her two favorite classes US History 1 and Psychology at the Community College. But at a high C for Software Application's class since the application they use is glitchy we've had to take her up to the local Community College to do the work in the lab.

Her two UMUC classes. She's finished 7 weeks of the courses in Foundations of Oral Comm and Intro Prob Solving Alg Design (which is C Programming but a required course for the major she wants). She is doing very well and they even have online tutoring.

The Landry courses are going on the end of the 1st semester in C Programming, PC Pro and Japanese. She is having challenges gathering her group to work on the group assignments.

Tiger Lilly is still doing JavaScript . She finished an animatin for  her Animation Course.


Meals Fast food week!

Cleaning. I didn't do any really.

Work & Life Balance. Is a drama filled few weeks.

Lesson Planning. I am barely doing it.

Rest. Some at 6 hours a night. 

Marriage Check Up. We have had no alone time the last few weeks.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nina,

    You sure do have a lot on your plate right now. I will be praying that everything goes smoothly for you with all the changes.

    Thank you for posting your real life bits like washing piling up and lesson planning not being wonderful. I am thinking I need to be more real on my blog yet not be too hard on myself. Working nights really knocks my energy around but I need to remember to stay focused on what is important to me.

    Good luck with your house sale and I hope your Christmas is safe and full of love.

    Best wishes
    Jen in Oz