Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Two Projects in Six Weeks
We have just finished up the twin's second project of the year. Y'all--I'm having a hard time with this. I guess I'm just used to being in control of their schedule. The projects and all the crazy homework are going to cause this momma to lose her mind. I really am trying to handle the switch from homeschool to private school. I have kept my mind open, but when homework is taking two to three hours a night--it's just gone too far. I am seriously considering pulling the twins out after Christmas. High school for K is going great--I have zero problems with it. I am just feeling so sorry for my babies who have to go to school all day, and then do homework all evening. I really felt like this was right for our family this year--I prayed about it a lot. Maybe I haven't given it enough time? Anyway--I will stop whining, but if you think about it, say a word or two in prayer for me. I am posting a couple pictures of A and M with their mammal posters for science. I think they did a great job. B. printed out all the pictures for them, I bought the poster board and letters, and they decided where everything would go, and put it all on. They have to give a 2 minute oral presentation on them this Friday.
She looks so happy.
He looks so sad (He's not though).

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At September 25, 2007 9:43 AM, Anonymous jodi said...

Yep-school all day and homework all night. That's already on the con side of my pros and cons list I've got going for why I want to start homeschooling next year. Thanks for the reminder!!! :)

Their posters look great though!

At September 25, 2007 10:34 AM, Anonymous Tonya said...

We aren't in a position to homeschool and I really don't feel adequate to think we could (without killing each other -LOL!) but I admire those who can or those who have tried.

My youngest will start public school next year with her sister and I can hardly wait :-( only kidding! Then we are adding to the family as well....so how about some more fun.

All that aside, I love the projects. We have four horses and my daughter thinks it would be so great to have a mustang to which I say no-way !!! We have enough "spirit" in the pasture without bringing in another!

At September 25, 2007 11:10 AM, Blogger Kim said...

They did a wonderful job on their projects!!!! Way to go!!

I will be praying for you too Mamma.....it's tough to be in school all day long, and then have homework at night!! :-)

At September 25, 2007 12:40 PM, Blogger annie said...

Great projects!
I'm sorry things are so tough right now. Emelia is in fourth grade and hasn't had homework yet. She will have big projects during the year, just not yet.

I'm praying for you.

love ya!

At September 25, 2007 6:52 PM, Blogger Becky said...

Great presentations! Praying for you.
And we loved your baked spaghetti! : )

At September 25, 2007 7:45 PM, Blogger Tiff said...

I'm sure you miss your babies while there at school too. I'm praying for your adjustment as well as theirs!

Great looking projects!

At September 25, 2007 9:10 PM, Blogger gail@more than a song said...

Good looking projects, and kids!
It's tough sometimes in school and maybe especially transitioning from homeschooling. I don't know if I can be of much help to you, I know y'all will get it worked out. But if you prayed about it and felt it was right maybe give it a bit longer.

At September 25, 2007 9:13 PM, Blogger Carrie! :o) said...

WHat great looking projects! I hope they got good grades!! :o)

As for the homework all night, UGH! That was a huge issue last year when Libby was in public school. For us, the load kicked in more after the holidays. I'll say some prayers for you. (((Jenna)))

At September 26, 2007 10:03 AM, Blogger Sonya said...

That's really tough. That's why I love the flexibility of homeschooling. You know all about that though since you've homeschooled before. I'll be praying for you and for the twins.

Their projects look wonderful! Kudos to the twins!

At September 26, 2007 10:20 AM, Anonymous Angie said...

I know it's been a hard transition for you. I'll be praying for you - you'll know what to do and make the right decision for all of you when the time comes. The projects look great, but you hardly notice them b/c of those great looking kids!

At September 26, 2007 1:25 PM, Blogger Rachel Anne said...

I don't mind homework, but 2-3 hours a night does seem a little excessive. Are the teachers aware that this is how long it is taking them? Sometimes they don't realize.

What I despise is the busy work: cutting and gluing "reports," coloring pictures--ack! Sometimes if you have a really "crafty" teacher, they just love that stuff and its kind of ridiculous. All I can say is that homework loads have changed from year to year, teacher to teacher. There is always a lesson in perseverance, if nothing else. Or confrontation with a teacher.....;) I remember learning a very valuable lesson in 5th grade that has helped me to this day. I had a VERY hard teacher, excessive homework. But I did well, and I still think "if I could do that as an 11 year old, I can do this______ today." Funny how some things stick with you.

PS I feel bad about making a crack about who cares about MSG on my blog.....certainly no laughing matter. I checked the label and don't see it on the McCormick pot roast seasoning, but maybe I don't know what to look for. My apologies....

At September 26, 2007 8:43 PM, Blogger Sherri said...

Those are some of the exact reasons why I took mine out of school. I, too, felt terrible for them for having to sit in school all day then come home to 3 or 4 hours...sometimes more...of homework EVERY night! When people ask me how I handle spending so many hours every day doing school stuff with my kids, I tell them that I am not spending any more time than I was when they were in the public school. The difference is that they are doing it one time, then they are done. Of course, there are other reasons that we are homeschooling, but this was a huge part of our decision!
I hope things work out and you have peace with whatever you decide God wants you to do.

At September 27, 2007 10:06 AM, Blogger Momma said...

Eww...Bi-Bi is in fourth grade. She has about an hour of homework per night. I hope it gets better for you. I will say a prayer for you!

At October 01, 2007 9:16 AM, Blogger Christy said...

I agree with you! It's amazing to me how hard they push these days with all the homework. My niece & nephew don't get out of school until 4:00pm!!! That seems so late to me. Just follow whatever God is putting on your heart.

At October 03, 2007 8:40 AM, Anonymous Amy said...

So glad we don't have to worry about homework yet! But, my sister's little boy does and his was taking 3 to 4 hours a night as well. She talked to the teacher about it and the teacher was very accommodating. She had no idea. She has since made some changes and things are much better. It's worth a try!

At October 07, 2007 5:20 PM, Blogger Joyful Days said...

The projects look fantastic!

Wish there were some wise words I could offer about the to keep home or to send issue. Only you and your hubby and God will know the right one. I will be in prayer for your family about it.

We are stretched so thin with all we have in our life right now I cannot imagine having to add homework to the mix. I would not be a good parent for public or private school at this point.

Many prayers.



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