We are coming to the close of our school year & quite frankly, it’s been the kind of school year I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. This year has been all about life lessons, more accurately, death lessons & lessons on grief.
The girls have muddled through, even without a whole lot of direction from me. An occasional, “Have you done any kind of schoolwork today? You probably should.” They’ve mostly focused their year on foreign languages. (Weird, I know.) Tahni has been learning Russian & actually told me last night, she wants to get to the point where she is fluent in it. Taryn has been working on Spanish & a bit of Latin. Thank God for homeschooling so they can focus on their interests.
I’ve been thinking the last few days that we need to start prepping for next school year. We had a lot of plans this year, which obviously got shoved unceremoniously to the back burner when John died. I have some things in mind; it’s just a matter of having the emotional fortitude to get it down on paper & make the plans to go along with the ideas. Taryn will be a sophomore (WHA?????????) next year & has already started talking about going to college. We need to start working on those kinds of things. Tahni will be 7th grade. (My baby…. *sniff*)
I have Kiernan’s personal finance book from his spring semester & I want to start going thru it with the girls. He asked me questions about some of his chapters that *I* had no idea about. It would be good for me as well, I’m sure. I need to see if maybe I can find worksheets online to coincide with the book, or if I need to make my own. I’m sure I can get his assistance with it. He’s good about working with the girls – he was teaching Taryn …. something … one night, mathy stuffs. She understood it. I’m not sure I did.
So many things to ponder. The biggest one, I guess, is… will I actually be up to guiding them in the fall? So many days are simply survival… getting thru the day until it’s actually time to crawl back in bed. I know that sounds horrible, but it is what it is. You try losing half of your heart & see if you handle it any better. No, actually, don’t. It sucks.=(
We’ll see if we can set up a plan & follow-ish it. I want to get input from them & I guess I’ll go from there.
As a side note: do you have any idea how hard it is to go from typing on a tablet that continually corrects my typing & spacing to having to do it ALL? Holey cow! Ack!