Now he wants to do the other 6! Well, I guess I'll just have to order more dishtowels and transfers so I can do some! These were supposed to keep ME busy, not the kids! Oh, well, that's what happens when the kids have 16 snow days since Jan 7. They need to be occupied too!
Mystery Girl wants to do some too, but she doesn't stay at it, so it may take a few months to get one done! Oh! guess what! She finished one of her classes today! She is all done with Inventions, which is part of her Reading Class, The other half of that is book reports and, well, it's going to be a while before we get those done. But, I'm so excited, we have one whole book finished with Science slated to be finished in March. WoooHoo! Now comes the part where I tally up all the scores and submit them to the school so she can get it on the next report card! The school will give her a final grade based on the grade I submit for daily work and the one they give her for tests. Tests are 80% of her final grade so, hopefully she'll do well. I'm estimating a high C. Cross my fingers. We will be ordering her next years' school stuff in a couple of weeks. We get an early bird special in we order really early, and she still has until next October to finish. We WILL make it thru this year. As bad as it has been and sounded, I'm still more happy with her results than I was at public school. Here, I think she gets a more honest grade and I'm really pretty tough on her about getting stuff done. (Which is why it has been so hard) Maybe I'm too tough on her, but I know what she is capable of and I am really able to moniter her progress and catch the "missing link" before we move on and get lost. I think I may start school a little earlier this year and spread it out a little more. I didn't count on so many vacation days and snow days. We were out of days by New Years this time around. Well, the scheduling instructions recommended that we plan for 10 holiday days and an extra 5-10 days for sick days. So, this year we had 5 days at Thanksgiving (split over 2 weeks) so that threw our Spelling off among others. Then we had 11 days over Christmas and New Years. After that, we have had about 15-16 snow days, I've lost count, and a 2 day midwinter break. So, we have had about 30+ days off this year so far. And we still have Easter or "Spring break" and Memorial Day coming up. Ufda! Wish I was getting paid to not work like our teachers are! (Contract, you know!) Ok, so maybe they only get paid for so many days, but......! In any case, our whole schedule is screwed up and the catch up is just not coming. She's tired of pushing so hard on school days and I'm tired of trying to make her. Besides, it's not really fair to make her work the whole time Calico Kid is home. Poor kid! Summer will be a welcome break.