So I am pretty erratic with my posts arent I???
I go from not posting for days on end to posting three in one day. Oh well, its all or nothing right now I guess! ;)
Shelbys school books just arrived a little while ago! For those that don't know, I homeschool Shelby. Don't worry, I know I mispelled the Sgt and Ltnt (?) earlier...I was just too lazy to look up the correct spelling. When its time to get serious and down to it, I do what is right.
I still have to order a Spelling/Vocabulary workbook as the one I ordered from Amazon is not going to be available..ever, according to them. I also need an 8th grade Language Arts book. I did find some other good workbooks on BarnesandNoble.com and TheSchoolBox.com. When I go down to visit Mama and take Mocha to the vet on Friday I will stop in at that School Box store and see if they have what I want instead of ordering and waiting in the mail. Not that it matters too much, we won't start til after Labor Day. I am old school when it comes to when we start. All the schools around here are already in session! What happened to three months off for summer vacation? Glad we dont have to conform to public school schedule anymore.
My Grandmama had this book she gave to me last year. She thought it would come in handy for Shelbys schooling. Turns out there is a whole line of these books. The one she gave me was The Handy Geography Answer Book.
Do you know Shelby retained more from that book (and so did I for that matter) than any other book last year? The format of the book is fantastic! It poses questions to peak your interest, and then gives you an explanation. It is easy to read and keeps your interest up easily. So...what I did was order MORE! It is also easy to make a test sheet from this type of format...which is what I did last year. Its more work for me, but I dont mind at all. So her test sheets will be made up each week from what she reads each week out of each book.
Here are those wonderful interesting books...
I know no matter what I do, school is still going to be...well...school to a teenager, but I think she will really get into these books. She even requested the History one. She says the books we used last year were boring and she didnt like to read it. They have an Ocean book and a Dinosaur Book. Both of these are areas of much interest to Shelby so I will order at least one of those soon for her free reading time. I always like for her to have something educational but what she has a big interest in to read to break up the day. No pressure on these, no tests, strictly for fun.
Well, I am going to go see what needs folding and hanging and putting away. I got to go see what all y'all are up to in between loads of laundry.
I am getting my alerts again...I hope everyone else is too.
I will leave you with some pictures of todays daytime heat along with Bubba in the bushes trying to stay cool. He was under the front porch til I called him out.
crops across the street (soybeans I think)
Coming soon...pictures of 19 roaming guinea keets with the three adults! I can't keep them contained anymore...they are out and about.