Saturday, October 9, 2010
Weekly Report(s): September 13-October 8, 2010
Yeah, you read that right...September 13th through October 8th. That's a whole lotta weeks. With not a whole lotta school going on. I don't know what's going on, but I think I may just be getting a big, fat lesson in "learn how to be flexible with your plans."
Ugh, this school year is the stuff of...geez. We were supposed to start school on August 16th, but Michael's stepfather passed away and we decided to spend that time in Idaho with family...no regrets there; in fact, I'm glad we had the flexibility that homeschool afforded us to partake of that opportunity.
Week #2--I was sick with whatever it was that Michael brought home from Belgium
Week #3--One week of school
Week #4--Labor Day messed with our plans a bit
Week #5--Sagebrush pollen made it almost impossible for me to function
Week #6--Still suffering through my sagebrush allergies, and then we left for Seattle
Week #7--We did some school, despite being 890 miles away from home.
Week #8--Still some more school in Seattle, despite the stress of my grandfather being diagnosed with congestive heart and chronic lung failure while we there.
Week #9--We travelled home, and since it was a scheduled school break, I decided to take the break rather than try to catch up and stress us out even more.
Next year, I'm just writing a big fat question mark over the month of September. The sagebrush pollen is just nasty here and I'm wickedly allergic to it. I might just schedule our school year to begin in October.
So we'll hop back onto the homeschool wagon this coming Monday. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to try to catch up or if I'll just go along at regular speed and finish when we finish. Any veteran homeschoolers want to weigh in with their opinions? Sprint vs. marathon? Relax, it all gets covered...etc.?