The 3 math classes weren't as bad as I thought they would be. Although, I am lamenting I wasn't aware of Teaching Textbook's more affordable online option before I bought Alpha and Omega's math Lifepacs for Geometry and Pre-Calculus. I don't know if it is my lack of mathematical adeptness showing through or just the curriculum I buy (or both!) but hindsight being 20/20, I hear Teaching Text is the bees-knees. I could never afford the texts (especially when I was teaching multiples) but now that they are offering a fully online option for half the price, I would totally rather have budgeted for that instead!
I mentioned this to Brooke and she smiled and cheerfully suggested 'we got this', just us and the curriculum God has provided. With that sort of positive mind-set, who am I to doubt! We are, however, talking about possibly getting her a tutor before she takes the SAT just to be certain my math teaching is sticking. We'll see how she does on the PSAT first. I will keep you posted on that in the coming year.
Other first day/week randomness....
We have mostly been able to fit her appointments around schooling, with the exception of the EEG. But working schedules is no big deal - I'm just glad to finally have a very thorough doctor and one who also supports more homeopathic methods of treatment since temporal seizures aren't quite as serious or dangerous as Grand Mal seizures. It is all proof that, no matter how old your 'kids' get, you never stop being mom nor stop being needed!
That about sums up our first week of school!! I still havent' quite figured out regular article content for the blog in the midst of our schedule, but I trust the good Lord will open up the time windows He sees fit! The newsletter miraculously made it out on time! I was thanking and praising Him for that! The newsletter is for anyone who enjoys any of the content on my blog. However, if you or someone you know has a preschooler, you may be especially interested in the Early Childhood Education segment I started putting out with the newsletter this month. It has articles on preschooling, activity ideas and printables... and it is all FREE! There is more info at the bottom of this article.
How is your school year shaping up? Have you started yet? I pray you see God's hand on each moment as September gets into full-swing!
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