Ok. Dumb cat keeps jumping on my keyboard and erasing everything! Grrr. Let's try this again.
So. I haven't been here since February and a lot is going on.
First, DD (11th grade) is doing pretty well. We switched from Thinkwell Trig to Life of Fred, which promises to be comprehensive and includes an intro to Calculus. Fingers crossed because Thinkwell was a disaster.
She still struggles with writing. Her essays are disorganized and painfully abrupt, despite the fact that her fiction is really lovely. I assigned her a very basic, brief discussion on Mesopotamian mythology, including the Epic of Gilgamesh (we read a quick overview, rather than the whole translation) and I honestly think she imagined writing the whole thing. I asked to see it today and there's not a single word on the page. *headdesk*
DS (7th grade) has been in public school up until now. He was recently diagnosed with a post-strep movement disorder called Sydenham's Chorea, which makes it impossible for him to sit in a classroom all day. DH balked at fully homeschooling, so we're waiting for the paperwork to go through to do "home bound instruction." In the meantime, he's home and we're treating this as though we're just calling in absent every day and requesting his homework.
I have some reservations about how that's really going to work out, but we'll see.
In the meantime, I'm going to our local homeschool expo this weekend to attend a couple of workshops on writing high school transcripts by Lee Binz. Even if DD goes back to high school in the fall for her senior year, I still need to have paperwork to show what she accomplished for these last 2 1/2 yrs.
They're doing a Teen Track workshop on "Bullet Proof Writing for Reluctant Writers" and I may drag DD along with me!
So what's new with y'all?
SusanTheWriter ~ Wife, Mom, Author