We have entered into the world of middle school this year. My son is in sixth grade, and wow! am I glad that God is in control of this home!! After feeling like a failure at the end of last year, I admitted to myself that he and I both needed some accountability. We are participating in a university model school this year, where he attends classes one day a week, and we do the other four at home. The curriculum was developed from Mystery of History. He is also taking Latina Christiana, Apologia science, IEW, and keyboarding. At home we are taking care of Math, Language Arts, and Bible thru AWANA. Seriously heavy schedule, but he really is stepping up and handling it well. My other two are listening in with our Mystery of History reading, and the science, even though it is 7th grade science! Oh well, by the time they get to 7th, they'll have it down pat! My 3rd grader is reluctantly being dragged into the world of being responsible for his own work, rather than mom reading everything to him and writing his problems like we did last year. Hah! Such a wake up call for him. My sweet little 5th grader is glad she isn't doing as much as her brother. She has such a willing heart, but doesn't want to ask for help.
Ok, enough for now. Promise I'll get better at posting!