Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Back to School

Our homeschool co-op started the spring semester today. The kids have been looking forward to it for days. As for the moms, well...

Actually, the co-op is great for our family. It has allowed several moms to pool their talents and teach subjects they really enjoy and my kids have the benefit of learning from other moms who really enjoy what they teach. I think it's the best from both worlds of "home" and "school". We teach Latin, Science, Writing, History and Art. We do the other subjects (Math, grammar, etc) on our own. I teach history and this week, we are studying the Alamo and the war with Mexico in the elementary class and Westward Expansion and the Oregon Trail in the middle/high school class. Fun stuff!

I got a grin from these. They're from the book "When You Lick a Slug, Your Tongue Goes Numb" by H. Jackson Brown, Jr:

Wisdom from children on family matters:

"When your mother is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' it's best not to answer her." - Meghann, age 13

"If your sister hits you, don't hit her back.. Parents always catch the second person."- Michael, age 10

"Brothers are annoying until they get a car."- Leslie, age 12

"When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair"- Morgan, age 11

"You should never ask your three-year-old brother to hold a tomato."- Alecia, age 12

"You shouldn't bug a pregnant mom."- Nicholas, age 11


summer said...

how cute (and true!)homeschooling sounds like so much fun! and a lot of work. you are sure to have a great reward is in heaven for you someday for all your patience and hard work! sorry about the picture of my hair. our camera docking station that allows me to take pictures from my camera onto my pc is not working. bret has ordered the right power supply. he says that will fix it. till then i can't send out pictures. we should get it soon!
thanks for keeping up!

summer said...

sorry about the miswording of especially the 2nd sentence. as i was proofing it, i i didn't scrool all the way up and i didn't realize i had a correct sentence until i posted and read it completely. it is supposed to read "you ae sure to have a great reward in heaven someday for all your jpatience and hard work!"

summer said...

oh well, i didn't get that one right either. i'll just let it go!