Been awhile, eh folks? Regular blogging is clearly not my thing. But we’re back to school so I’m going to treat this like my day’s work. Lesson planning and blogging, no rest for homeschooling mom.
I’ve been in a bit of a fight with our district over the children’s end of the year narratives. State law says parents are allowed to write them but each district has the right to veto that. And of course I live in a district that thinks they “are still in charge of my children’s education” (their words) even though I’m the one doing the teaching and I’m not qualified to write their end of year narratives (basically their report cards) as a result. Make sense to you? Because it sure as shit doesn’t to me. All the surrounding districts allow parents to write the narratives, some parents even get lovely notes written back from their superintendents saying what a great job they’re doing. Ours? Nope. So that’s fun. Now I have to come up with a peer review panel to interview my children and go over their year’s work by next week…all while I should be actually teaching them. I hate jumping through bullshit hoops, I really do.
Anyway! The new year is off and running. The kids have dropped gymnastics and will be taking an aerial silk acro class which I think sounds like a blast. We learned our lesson last year and have scheduled way less things because we all got burned out by the end of the year on activities. There were no worries out socialization with these guys, that’s for sure.
Now I just need to figure out how to get the middlest to do her work in a timely fashion. Because this kid and her procrastinating. Gonna drive her teacher to drink.