I've finally finished the Teaching the Classics DVDs, which took me significantly longer than anticipated since it turns out I have very limited time where I can watch a physical DVD these days. Streaming of this course would have been so much easier on the go. Although I did read the entire instruction book that came with the DVD course several weeks ago, so my slowness in finishing the DVDs didn't really limit our ability to continue through literature.
|She had to be touching him, and he helped her. Sometimes they can be so sweet.|
After years of history intensive lessons, Amber is fairly uninterested in it this year and she can't tell me why. We're still using Tapestry of Grace and she enjoys the source books. Personally, I think it all relates to how much energy she has. Amber has found great enjoyment in botany and writing this semester along with her co-op classes. She even appears to like math again. Unfortunately, that means there is little energy or brain power left for anything else, no matter what it is. So, we are behind in history but making huge strides in other courses, which will even out by the end. It always does and we are learning to be a go-with-the-flow type of homeschool.
I honestly think college might be easier for Amber where she can concentrate on 2 or so classes a semester instead of what is expected in high school. Still, she's dedicated and works diligently, most days, to get through all of the subjects scheduled for 9th grade.
|Vanilla beans in botany, and health homework while I sewed.|
I'm still finishing Amber's Halloween costume, but it is *almost* ready. Saturday is going to be rather busy, I fear. All that's left are just finishing touches, but there are several of those and Amber wants to wear the costume to our church's high school youth group Halloween party on Sunday. Nothing like a last minute finish! Oh, and Amber is going as Missy from Doctor Who... which means I have been sewing a custom fitted Victoria walking dress (skirt and jacket actually) that matches Missy's outfit. Plus we have all of the accessories. It's more of a cosplay outfit at this point than a Halloween costume.
|A rough morning... nobody wanted to face the world.|
It was a complete shock to me a couple of years ago when I was accepted, and we've enjoyed our time on the crew. The more members we have on the Homeschool Review Crew, the more exciting products we can review. Even if you have high school students only, it's not too late to join. We'd love to see you there!
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