Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Measuring Up

It's that time of year. When the kids have ants in their pants and they're ready for the learnin' to be over. Even homeschoolers have field day.

A day to forget the books, blow off steam and have some fun.

Of course field day wouldn't be complete without water balloons.

It's the time of year to reflect back and think about how much we've learned and how far we've come. Homeschoolers don't have generalized tests to measure a child's progress. We don't need them. We just don't move forward until the concept is mastered. We know what they know. We see the progress every day. If something doesn't stick we go over it again. Practice. Practice. Practice.

Thinking back I know we've accomplished a lot this year. Unfortunately, it seems we're going to have to go back over that little concept called reading. *sigh*

If I only had a nickle for every dish I've had to remove...


Milah said...

Oh boy...that's happened to me but it was over laundry, when I asked why he ignored my note he said, "Oh, was that for me?" Duh!

Anonymous said...

I was doing dishes at a neighbor's house and her son leaned across the open dishwasher to put a dish in the sink. A dish that had been used for dry cereal.

He had a very baffled look on his face when asked why he didn't just put it in the dishwasher - he didn't have a clue as to why I thought it was hysterical. He was just doing what he always did - no thinking involved - I think he was 15 at the time. I guess you gotta love them!

Orlando, FL

bennie and patsy said...

And I thought I was the only one with children and dishes in the sink. They are all grown up now with there own children's dishes in the sink.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I frequently wash dishes by hand at my house so my husband and I always put ours in the sink. But I do like to keep them semi neat until it's time to wash so I stack them neatly in one sink, leaving the other empty so I can use the disposal if I need to. My DH will NOT put his dirty dishes in with other dirty dishes - he wants them in the empty sink. Go figure. blessings, marlene

melanie said...

Oh, I feel your pain. I have a pre-teen who cannot read either. Cannot read anything written by a parent, that is.