Well, we are starting to hit our home school stride again after Holy Week and Pascha. And the count down to the end of the year has begun, albeit quite unofficially I might add.
At least two, if not three, of my kids have come to me and said: "I only have X number of lessons left in X subject." The numbers usually break out to be about 6 weeks from now.
This is exciting. I think I'll have the kids make count down charts, so that we can really be motivated to "Git-R-Done".
The only subject we are really behind on is American History. Again, no one loves the curriculum (and I had such HIGH hopes, sigh). We need to do two lessons a week to get done in a timely manner on this one. And why are we behind? Well, this is the ONE subject we are doing as a group read-aloud (except for Bible/Religion), and so the blame falls at my very own too-busy feet. Big. Shuddering. Sigh.
And I thought of a good way to make a distinction today between teaching and schooling: Teaching is when I go over something with someone, or explain and work with a student until they "get it". Schooling is my supervising them to study/learn independantly. Fortunately, I do more schooling than teaching, at this point in the game. Grading, on the other hand is something I ought to be doing, will do, plan to do, but have, with a few notable moments of exception, done very little of. Ooooo, that sentence is atrocious, grammatically speaking, and so is this one. And I don't care. I could probably diagram it if I had to, but since I don't I won't. I hate grammar as much as any fifth or sixth grader. But fractions are easy and fun.