And real homework.
On Wednesday it was art, taught by a teacher set free when a local private school shut down. It was fabulous. And, the kids each got a sketchbook and some homework: draw your favorite shoe. It's a ballet flat for the girl, a hiking boot for the boy. Love it.
The hiking boot drawing isn't ready for publication. It's not due till next Wednesday, after all.
Wednesday afternoon piano lessons started up again, with a new teacher in a new location. "I like her style the best of all the teachers I've had." Love that too. Also more homework, or at least more specific homework, than any other teacher.
Thursday was beginning composition. [Cue ominous music here.] This is a class for older beginning writers. I think that means kids whose moms thought they would learn to write naturally and finally had to admit that that wasn't going to happen so a class was needed. Or maybe that's just what it means for me. This class utilizes the methods of the Institute for Excellence in Writing; the teacher came highly recommended. The moms are invited to stay so we can learn the techniques, too, so we can help our kids (and maybe ourselves). So far, so good.
The homework for this class is to outline and rewrite a short article. It's due Monday, but the kids get extra points for early submission. Mine didn't exactly fight over the computer to get theirs typed up yesterday afternoon, but almost.
Throw in some orthodontist appointments for both kids, a back xray for my girlie to check on her scoliosis, startups of both Boy Scouts and robotics club, and there's a full week.
This was also the week of The Lord of the Rings. The boy has been disappearing as much as possible to read. We knew he'd love it.
Like most weeks, it was a mix of good times and bad. We didn't get as much done as I would have liked. We never do. I've decided that I overplan, and will continue to do so on the chance that we'll have an easy week and get everything done. It could happen!
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