After a slow
as molasses start this fall, we're having a remarkably pleasant week. Not that all my students are happy to back in "homeschool prison" as they sometimes refer to it, only half tongue-in-cheek. But it does seem that the mix of activities and curricula is falling into place nicely. The hardest thing for all the kids is probably that I let them sleep way too late all summer long and we didn't do the normal moving of the rising time gradually to get them used to the fall schedule. So I'm hearing a lot of, "I'm so sorry I didn't hear my alarm clock, Mom!" Well, okay, but tomorrow morning, then, it's yet a half hour earlier that I'll need to see your face. It usually doesn't take more than a morning or two of this before self-discipline takes hold :-)
May I say that Easy Grammar
is just about the best invention ever? Like I've told many of you, if I had the time (and the self-discipline!) I'd be using Shurley Grammar...but short of that, I'm sold on Easy
Grammar. Between Aubrey and me (thought you'd catch me saying "Aubrey and I," didn't you? Hey, in a post about grammar? Come on!), we have five kids using the program on different levels and not only do we hear no complaints, the concepts are sticking and making sense. A Beka may be more comprehensive in some respects, but especially for boys the tears weren't worth what we were accomplishing. So I'm very glad to have found EG last year.
I think I'm going to go look and see if anyone's written Easy Chemistry