Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This Seems to Happen Every March

I hit a brick wall yesterday. Honestly--why on earth am I doing this half-homeschool option with my kids? I am tired. The kids are tired. Did I mention I'm tired?

These days I feel like I am herding cars, trying to get any school work done. Miley is writing a report for her Texas studies and we need to write a bibliograhy. How the heck do you write a bibliography based on web sites. I cannot seem to find a solid answer anywhere. A big part of me wants to just make up our own system and hope she has a rocking speech to make up for any point loss. Speeches are so much easier.

Dino is still having issues with his special ed school. Not sure what is going on there but he cries every time he goes. It's heart-breaking. And now I learn they haven't been correcting his pencil grip there....so all the hours I am spending getting his pincher grasp at home feel like a waste of time. 

Spanky is the one bright spot--he loves to do the hokey pokey 'all day long'. It's a fun break and makes me wonder if that's really what 'it's all about'. Would be nice :)

Oh and I forgot Sarah! Which would be the norm here--she still sneaks into the homeschool room and gets all of her work done on her own. She gets mad when she misses something but it's not too often. I need to take her out for a special mommy-daughter date. 

Now I am counting down the days to summer, ah lazy crazy days of summer. (And when summer hits I will be counting down the days to first day of school!)


Loukia said...

I'm interested to find out more about your half home-schooling... sounds a bit challenging!

The White House said...

hang in there! You are making a valuable investment in you kiddos future, and the ROI will be worth the effort!

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

You're a great Mom! I am looking forward to summer too!

My 5 yr old has developed a bad habit of starting his letters at the bottom, rather than starting at the top and moving down to form the letter. His teacher would have never noticed that; they only pay close attention to the kids with lower grades. I wish I was confident and patient enough to home-school. What you are doing is wonderful!

Brian and Staci said...

I don't know how you do it girl!!! Amazing you are!!! I think we are ready for Summer!!!!!!! It's just around the corner! Can you see it past the Hokey Pokey????

Amanda said...

I think you are great doing the home-schooling, I don't know how you do it!
I understand that you look forward to the summer holidays ~ and look forward to school returning!! LOL!
Me Too!

Amanda x

Jacque said...

Bibliography for an internet address:

Author's last name, first name. "Title of item." [Online] Available http://address/filename, date of document or download.

DiStefano, Vince. "Guidelines for Better Writing." [Online] Available
http://www.usa.net/~vinced/home/better-writing.html, October 5, 2002.

We had to do a bibliography for Chloe's Social Studies Fair project and this is the example from the form they gave us. Sometimes we found websites without authors, so then you'd just start with the title of the article/page. Of course, the bibliography is all in alphabetical order. Good luck with Miley's report and all the homeschooling!

Momo Fali said...

Since I work at the school where my children attend, we're all counting down the days until break together! And, since we live in Ohio, I NEVER count down to school starting in the fall, because that means winter isn't too far away. Yuck.

You sound like you have your hands full! I barely have the patience to put in three hours a day with my second graders!

Elaine A. said...

I'm kinda counting down the days too and I don't even have kids in any kind of school. Hang in there friend, it will be here before you know it!

Anti-Supermom said...

I cannot imagine what you have to go through every day with homeschooling.

Take it one day at a time - and it will be summer before you know it.

I personally, can't wait either.

mah-meeee said...

did i miss a post? what ever happen to the conflict with dino's school? weren't you guys getting him tested at an university?

anyhow, hope everything there turned out well.

just jamie said...

You know, I've been wondering lately what it might be like to homeschool. After all, I'm a teacher, I have kids, and I really feel a lack of motivation these days in my classroom (shh... don't tell). I thought the perfect solution MAY be to try homeschooling. But... I don;t know. The bibliography thing just threw me.

Bring on summer!