Monday, May 22, 2006

Sliding into Home Plate!

Well, believe it or not, we're in our last week before we begin our summer break!!
*mind boggles - have we really done this for a whole school year?*
I've decided that I'm going to take all of June off, then do part time school in July, and then take all of August off. Hopefully we can get closer to finishing Horizons Math Kindergarten before we start first grade. I didn't buy it until halfway through the year and I didn't think about the fact that we wouldn't finish it by the end of the school year.
Today was a really rough day for me, as far as school goes. Really, what it boils down to was I was fighting a fight that didn't need to be fought, got frustrated, acted like a big huge jerk, apologized, took an hour off of school, and then got a fresh start. Once we went back, everything was fine.
We haven't really been doing anything exciting for the past few weeks, which is in part, I think, because I'm just trying to plow through and get things done. We had a GREAT trip to St. Louis to see my brother's college graduation, and ended up doing some things there that I felt "qualified" as school. We went to the Missouri Botanical Garden to see the "Glass in the Garden" exibit by Dale Chihuly - it was beautiful! Erin had done his photography internship there, and I'd seen a lot of pictures that he had taken, but it was amazing to see the glass pieces in person. We did a lot of "I Spy", only it was "I spy a Chihuly!" We also went to The City Museum, which is like a huge playground for adults and kids (very great!) and the Laumeier Sculpture Park, which is a park (no, really?) that is full of huge sculptures that you can climb all over. It was a fun trip, and I was so glad that we were able to go. Even if we hadn't gotten to do anything fun, it was worth the trip just to be there to see Erin graduate! *wipes away tear*


Maren said...

Thanks for visiting my site. Good luck with the rest of the school year. I hope you are having a better day today.

Sherri said...

We are in our last week too...woo hoo. I feel good about our first experience with homeschooling. We have met some wonderful people and shared some great times together laughing and learning. It hasn't been a smooth road everyday, but a positive experience as a whole. Good luck with your last week. Two more days here...I look forward to the break.