Tuesday, August 30, 2011

High Hopes for Homeschool

I homeschool my youngest daughter, and unlike past years, this year we are really easing into our fall schedule.  This is partially because she will be taking some classes online this year, and the classes haven't started yet.  But part of the delay is my own procrastination.  I didn't set up the desktop computer ahead of time.  I foolishly thought that I could just insert the Rosetta Stone disk, and voila! it would be ready to go. Yesterday, the update took forever.  In fact, I'm not 100% convinced it actually finished.  This morning, I decided to try again, but forgo the update.  My mouse did not respond, even after cleaning, checking the cords, etc.  Needless to say, Spanish learning did not happen today.  Instead, we took a trip to Staples for a new mouse. 

However, I rather like this easing into our routine.  After our first day of math, I heard my daughter say that math was fun!  I had to do a double-take to make sure someone else wasn't in the room.  Later, she noticed a book that I purchased for her science class.  She spent hours pouring through it.  Oh, and then there was her comment of,  "I've decided I like school."  Can you see me doing my happy dance?


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