Thursday, March 27, 2008

My favorite site...

My favorite website has got to be the homeschooling.about.com site. I am a frequent visitor to their discussion board and they have so many great printable exercises as well as ideas. They also have links to laws for every state and a run down of curriculum and methods...anything that you can think of homeschool they have! Plus the printables cover so many topics, such as every holiday, science materials, math, reading, etc.
It sounds like I'm doing a commercial, lol. But I just wanted to share my favorite resource.
The kids are enjoying spring break and I'm TRYING to get ahead in my own school work..but can't seem to do so. It seems as if I'm struggling just to stay a float in it. The main reason is because the kids have emphasized their dislike of me always having to be working on my school. So it's not that I'm unable to do that much work, it's that I shouldn't. I loaded my plate so full this semester that I'm not having a lot of free time just to be with them, it's mostly related to their own school. Next semester (after summer) I'm only going to take 3 courses and see how that goes.

6 comments:

Trilynn said...

I am a big fan of the about site as you know:) It is great that you are wanting to further your education. You may want to consider scaling back a little next time just so that you don't burn yourself out. Better to keep going a a slower pace, than to quit altogether. Trilynn

AutumnLeavz said...

I am determined to keep going with my school, but just not at a full time pace. I took 5 classes this semester...which was a bit too many. This summer I am only going to take 1 and next fall I'm going to scale back to only 3 this time and see how that goes. I don't care if it will take me longer to finish because I have no intentions of getting 'a real job' out of the home, lol. But it's in part just for me to learn and accomplish something that I have wanted to do for 12 years. Thanks for checking out the site. :) Hope you enjoy it!

Trilynn said...

That is great that you have that determination:) I have wanted to go back but just don't see how it is possible right now. You have a point though--what is the rush? As long as you are staying the course you will get there in the end. Good luck to you because that is very hard to do with a family. It means a lot more to someone in your situation than a young kid who is relying on daddy and mommy to pay their way.

AutumnLeavz said...

The worse thing that made me see that I need to scale back my school was when my son looked at me and so sadly said "mom, you never get to play with us, you're always doing school." So that made me realize that I have all of the time in the world for my own school but they're only little once and soon he's not going to want to play with me!

Suzanne said...

My favorite site for introducing kids to the arts is www.artsology.com - lots of informative "investigations" and a few fun games that teach without being obvious.

AutumnLeavz said...

Thanks for sharing Suzanne, I'll definitely have to check it out!