Home schooling is going really well. Emma is doing most of the assignments while at work, and she’s usually done by eleven at the latest (we get here at eight). So, that left her until four with nothing to do! So last night we walked to the library and checked out a bunch of books. I suppose she’ll have them read in a few days though, knowing her 😛 I know bringing her into work with me isn’t ideal … but it is what works for us. I wish we could be at home learning in a better environment … but it is what it is, ya know?
So last night we took a break from schooling and walked down to the library together. It’s about a ten minute walk up the street from our house. It was really nice to get out of the house like that. Both the girls really enjoyed it. Rylee LOVES to do puzzles at the library. I think she did every puzzle they had last night. I wanted to ask the librarian if she knew of any home school groups, but I never got the chance because she was pretty busy.
When we got home it was time to do some reading for history. Emma was refusing to listen. I’d ask a question and she had no idea what I just said. It was really frustrating. She ended up writing “I will listen to my mother.” twenty-five times. Writing is the subject she loathes. Just now she came in to complain about her handwriting book. The book we have for her cursive is one I bought outside of Sonlight because Sonlight’s curriculum only included print. So, the book is writing a questions from the Shorter Catechism each day in cursive. She came in here stating she did not have to do it because it wasn’t part of the Sonlight series. She can have so much sass in her! Drives me a little crazy sometimes.
For sometime I’ve really wanted to incorporate cloth napkins into our home, as well as handkerchiefs. But cloth napkins can be a bit pricey so I’ve held off on buying any. But I was thinking, I could perhaps make my own from thrifted pillowcases. Hmm. I’ll have to look into that, I think it would be quite easy.
We all have colds at our house. It’s pretty yucky.
I’m thinking of buying green beans while they are still in season and canning them. Does anyone know of a website that offers good canning instructions? I know I could just google but I really wouldn’t know the difference between good and bad directions 😛