Ok, So last year I took cute "First day of School" pictures of my kids. So adorable! This year I didn't take a single picture all week. Lame, I know. My only excuse is that the weeks leading up to the start of school were quite the upheaval but I am not going to get into that craziness.
So we started year six of homeschooling and I have to say that this was the first year I was not looking forward to school. Once we got started I was pleasantly surprised to find the routine of school relaxing and it occurred to me that I actually do enjoy teaching. Yep, I get a kick out of explaining that prepositional phrases can act as adjectives and then demonstrating how to diagram those prepositional phrases.
If that hasn't convinced you that I am nuts then let me tell you about Latin.
I picked up a copy of Ecce Romani used, for a steal. It was my one curriculum impulse-buy of the season. It uses an immersion method of teaching Latin which means instead of chanting endings and memorizing vocabulary they throw you a paragraph in Latin and tell you to read (with some of the vocabulary defined at the bottom of the page). This has been a ton of fun, even David likes it! ER is a full Latin program but we are just using the reading text to supplement our Lively Latin.
We made it through the first week and we managed to fit everything in. We will need to tweak things a little over time but I think it will be a good year.
I wasn't thrilled about starting school this past week either nor did I take a single picture...but it was a good week. :) Hope you keep up with the Weekly Reports so we can compare MFW notes!
Lee (from the WTM board)
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