Hello ladies, I have given my 14 yo dd Keri a summer break because she has a part time babysitting job and is in a worship band, so her summer is very busy
But my dd Tamara (age 12) has returned with me with renewed gusto in the past weeks to working on CTC. At long last we are about halfway through the guide (Unit 17 this week). We found a logical stopping point at Unit 18, Day 1, so we will stop after Monday of next week. We will continue, however, with math and DITHOR (to finish the folk tale genre) until August, when both girls will be taking a 10-day trip with their father to visit their grandmother on the east coast. After they return, I plan to resume the formal school year on August 27. It may be that dd age 14 will start using something other than HOD-after over a year of trying, she just cannot maintain any enthusiasm about having so many books to read
I am thankful, however, that she has definitely come to agree that public school is not the answer, and she really is pleased to be homeschooled, and wants to work together with me on a high school plan
And although she is not on board for HOD, she still enjoys listening in on Storytime and joining in on a project or two
On a side note, now that my oldest girl is a high school graduate and has some free time, she has been joining in on a few projects as well! She helped Tamara make the cookie model of the statue from Nebuchadnezzar's dream.
This week's highlight was making Hamantaschen-I am enjoying the smell as they cool right now
But what a challenge to bake when the temperature outside is 108 degrees! Tamara is quite familiar with the story of Queen Esther, and did a great job drawing an outline sketch on the whiteboard to depict what happened in Esther Ch. 5, which was today's Storytime reading. Tamara's oral and written narrations are coming along nicely, and she gets her work done within the expected time, including extensions. I have pulled back in math and made sure she is never working longer than 30 minutes a day on it, whether or not she completes a lesson. This has worked wonders as she has made progress in leaps and bounds and no longer feels overwhelmed or that she can't do it