So, I have learned some things about myself. I think I shared with you that I need to be on “execute” mode in autumn or nothing gets done. That means I have to plan, organize and supply myself before then. And dude… I’m notsomuch going to let that stuff interfere with being at the pool, so…
One of the things that happened while on my writing pause (which may not be completely over… keep reading) is that our homeschool Science Olympiad team ROCKED their Regional competition and advanced to State level competition. WhaaaaAAAAAT? Continue reading Absolutely astonishing victory for my science kids
So here’s the thing: it was choir concert weekend. You’d think I’d have learned to schedule my posts when these kinds of things are coming, but alas… There was a choir rehearsal for Girly Saturday morning for 2 hours, then we had an hour off before BigGuy’s rehearsal (which included eating lunch with the choir). Sunday we had soccer at 9:30am, call time for the first concert at 1:30pm, finished that and got home by 3:30pm and then had to get BigGuy dressed, fed, and to his 5:30pm call time for his concert.
We did, however, manage to keep up with our seasonal activities… Continue reading Days 12, 13 & 14: Lots of stuff
Seriously, this is going to be the first year that this particular activity isn’t met with an exasperated groan from Mama. Because this year I bought a REAL winter coat. That’s right! Last year I caved to buying an expensive pair of boots meant to beat the cold and they won me over to the idea of spending the money to buy a bona fide cold weather coat.
Mama is finally warming up to the tundra. So this year, I’m ready for the nature walk. Of course this year… THERE IS. NO. SNOW. Continue reading Day 11: Take a Nature Walk (even if it’s cold)
BigGuy is doing too much.
Here’s the rundown… Continue reading What we’re ACTUALLY doing…
And so the school year begins… fuh realz. We are on roughly day 6 of having a daily public school class for the BigGuy and Girly is lagging behind. Notsomuch in academics but just in “having things to do”. So that is my next great endeavor… What to do with Girly? Continue reading So far, so tolerable
My BigGuy would be entering 6th grade in the fall if he were in public school. As we were discussing what he’d like to learn this year, he noted that Algebra I and Physics would normally be high school classes. I agreed. He asked “If that’s the case, what grade would I be in if I were in school?”
That was a relatively long discussion.
That’s right, y’all. All of our horribly unsocialized homeschoolers won the Spirit Award for the STATE level Science Olympiad this time–beating out 48 other middle schools (since the spirit award was giving to one team across both Class A and Class AA) in displaying exemplary sportsmanship… OUR FIRST YEAR THERE!
And thank GAWD because it saved us from BigGuy insisting we leave the whole shindig…
There is nobody more surprised than me at the current state of BigGuy’s grades through the virtual school. He is completely done with the first unit in each subject. Each subject is broken down into roughly 5-6 units. Here is how it’s going…
OMGOMGOMG!!! I haven’t talked much about BigGuy and Science Olympiad because, well, ummm… it’s our first year involved and it wasn’t as much of a “team” thing as we anticipated. So it kind of threw us for a loop. But OMGOMGOMG!!!
BigGuy and his partner–both fifth graders–took 4th place in Meteorology!!! Our team is allowed to have fifth graders because the size of our “school” is so small. The competition is mostly 6-8th graders. Two of the schools in the regional competition are private gifted schools with performance criteria for admission.
AND… we are the FIRST homeschool team to ever make it to state finals in Illinois! WOOHOO!!