I was still in denial through June and July although he was adamant about it.
And I'm not going to lie and say it's been a breeze, it hasn't. Not a week goes by that one of them isn't griping about the amount of work they have to do. Whether they have to do all the problems on that page in Math. Whining & crying over spelling tests, yes she cries when she can't spell it correctly. I am so tired of the questions "Do I have to?" "Why do I have to?" "Can I do it this way instead?" "IF I do this many can I skip this many?" that I've heard all year. Most of the time those come from our oldest, and most of the time if he'd just do it to begin with he'd been done with it in less time then he's spent mouthing about doing it, griping about doing it, mumbling about doing it to begin with.
But today? Today I'm feeling a sense of accomplishment. R. is in 2nd grade in 6 subjects (Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Animal Science, Literature & Creative Writing) and does 3rd grade Spelling work. Today, yes TODAY we technically finished her work for the year!!!!
I say technically because we still have to do our Stanford 10 testing the last week of April. And I'm going to review some spelling words with her to make sure she remembers them. She learned 480 new words this year, I've chosen 65 of them to review ~ mostly if she seemed to struggle with them at any point this year. And she's doing some math review worksheets I printed off the web. We're also going to begin memorizing multiplication tables to get a jump start on next year.
We ordered a whole years worth of curriculum and started on a few subjects in early August. We left it all at home when we went to Florida in September. Took a few days off here and there but mostly if we were home and Daddy was working anyways, the weather was icky then we worked.
J. isn't far behind. He's got less then 20 pages of Math & English to complete for the year. And we're reviewing his States & Capitals to make sure he remembers them all. Then he is done for the year.
For what it's worth he's griped about not getting snow days too nor Spring Break this week. But I told him we're going to be DONE in a few weeks. I'm basically just going to keep doing a few things with them until we test, then we'll do nothing (well not anything structured ~ we do have some science experiments and such we want to do this spring/summer) for a few months. And do you know when the county schools here will get out...and most private schools too for that matter? June 6th. A whole 4 weeks after we're done with it for the year, HELLO SUNSHINE, easy days, relaxing, playing outside, nothing!!
On that note, while the sun is shining here today and it's actually 65 outside, we're going OUTSIDE!!!