Sunday, August 21, 2016

Week 3 - Changes Are Afoot

School was slow again this week due to Amber's continued recovery from cellulitis and the open wound left from cleaning it out. She initially had no issues with the clindamycin used to kill the bacteria, but it wore on her body after five to six days and the remainder of her time on it was pretty miserable. She just completed the medication Friday! Now we hope everything was killed off and her arm continues to heal at the incision site.

Three days of appointments at Children's this week along with extreme exhaustion and nausea did not create the best environment for learning. Amber also needed to skip flute lesson for another week. We hope next week is a bit more productive overall. 

Representative of our week - waiting in offices, and goofy cats.
We did have one full day at home where Amber was able to make significant progress in several subjects. She loved her first botany lesson, and it went without a hitch. I was fairly concerned how botany would fair, since I put the course together using several sources. Amber requested to take botany, but didn't give me many details on the content she had in mind. She found the topic interesting, although didn't know enough to set forth concepts. So, I'm thankful this course is meeting her expectations. 

We've already completely changed literature without even having a single lesson. There will be a post Monday with the details, but we've decided to create our own high school literature program with a little (or a lot) of guidance from a couple of sources.

A snack on the way home after a busy day; The Disney mini-figs are out! She found her beloved Stitch and Maleficent on her first try - even if we spent 20 minutes trying to discern which one was in each bag at the store.
This week we start back to co-op and I'm probably a little unprepared still. I'm working on being entirely ready by the end of today. Amber is absolutely ready and prepared to return to her enrichment classes, which this year have a bit more content than planned. She ended up taking two of my classes - health and speech. Although we tend to use co-op as an enrichment-only option for Amber, I generally teach high school credit courses. However, it just worked out better for her with these classes, so we will be lightening her load at home somewhere. I haven't figured out which subjects to drop at home yet and it may take just seeing how our days go and which subjects feel burdensome this semester. 

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  1. I am sorry to hear that you had another rough week. I hope that Amber's arm heals. We are already making changes too.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Hoping next week is free of health problems for Amber. I'm always amazed at how much you get through every year though - despite the health issues.