has too much time on her hands? She starts thinking of school. She thinks of all the bad things and not the good things. She tends to second guess herself and everything that they have been doing. She also tries to completely redo the schedule. She suffers from Homeschool Mom Panic.
I have been suffering from HMP. I have rethought everything at least 10 times. I worry that I Tracker isn't reading. But I also wonder if he just doesn't like to read. I worry that I am holding Squirrel back because of her brother. I know that Tracker will get better with some tutoring and that is my first priority in the new year.
I am also considering dropping their art lessons. They love them. I love the 2hrs a month that I get to myself. However, they are not really doing anything but drawing. They might paint and they might use markers, but other than that nothing. They don't explore other forms of art. I am going to have to talk with their teacher to see what she has planned. I am debating on letting them still do it, but supplement it with ARTistic Pursuits. My kids love art and they are very creative. I have been told that the crafts I give them are a little too easy for Dragon and they all want something to challenge them.
I want to start incorporating more challenging books into the mix with Dragon. I love the fact that he has found a genre that he enjoys, but he needs to broaden his horizons a little bit. I want to find read alouds that we would also all enjoy. I personally cannot stand reading aloud. I am not sure what it is. I think that it might have to do with the fact that I am horrible with phonics. I am embarrassed by my reading ability.
I am also looking for something new for grammar. I just haven't found it yet. I am also thinking about completely redoing our schedule. I want to add more field trips, hands-on activities and more free time for them.