I know, the "read in nuggets" part may seem weird, but I have so many books I want to devour this year, I have to remind myself it isn't about the BIG sit-down-and-read sessions, rather, I can get a lot accomplished in those small nuggets between. I'm hoping this more productive use of my in-between time can set a good example to my kids... even if they are all 16 and older! The days of community reading are a distant memory now, yet, if I don't model how important it is to prioritize reading as an adult, they won't realize the possibilities.
Our new homeschool schedule also provides a great deal of peace and relief in the midst of all that is going on. We have 3 classes together first thing (Math, English, Geography) where I teach the lesson and then she breaks out on her own to take care of the corresponding coursework and the rest of her self-paced lessons (Foundations, French). We've even begun talking about dual enrollment for her senior year next year and it is crazy to realize, this year may be our last doing schoolwork together.
We do still prioritize our mom/daughter time. She seems to enjoy when I have deadlines I'm working towards and need to escape to the coffee shop to make some serious progress (believe it or not, the setting helps me focus and get a lot done!). She brings her sketchbook and practices her 'craft' while I tap away on my keys.
We had hoped to wrap our week up with a hike in our 'warm' weather before the frigid polar air and snow hit on Sunday but I came down with a bug. We'll get that hike in soon.
How has your week been?
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