Thursday, October 24, 2013

Chocolate Art/Book Club/socializing/ Backyard playtime ( P.E.)

So Every Thursday I have a book club on being a good help-meet. It also ends up being a time where my daughter is learning how to socialize properly and finding out more reasons why she should follow instructions.
There is very little testing learning on this day because its good company.
Today A friend of mine invited us over to her house to do the book club and to make chocolates for her Halloween Party she is having this weekend.

My ddaughter did these. She had Help filling them with caramel and finish filling the jello molds but the coloring it was all her doing. she wanted the witch to have red hair and purposely made the pumpkin stem white and the bats face white too. She did a great job. The cat has an almost bite in it because she did not know mom was impressed and wanted to take a pic of it so she took the one out of her mouth so it could get some fame too. :)
I would like to report in with we have done lots of learning this week. The truth is its all been bahvioral and life skills.
I recently had to remove Bainpop from allowed sites to visit. she thought since it was learning she could do it and not her assigned homework.
What we were originially doing was not working for us. I am hoping by January we will have figured out something new and get back to testing smarts and not just random knowledge. If we could do the random knowledge she would be awesome but She is only diving deep into science and is forgetting many math skills.
I am sick of her thinking Homeschooling is play. It doesn't help that everyone thinks I can drop what I am doing and run off to do other stuff or on the days I can not drop what I am doing is because I am sick in bed, I am going to have crack down and make it very clear. I am a teacher now do not bug me till 3:30.
I am also sick of my husband not backing me up about a bed time he thinks since she has no place to be there is no reason why she should have a schedule. So when I send her to bed and she sneaks down to sit on the stairs he knows it and doesn't care and usually by that time if I take care of its not going to be pretty. I just really want a break.

I have called her doctor who is suppose to call me back tomorrow to make an appt. I really want to try medicine again. her learning has gotten way to random and she has gotten very defiant and sad to say is starting sound really dumb because she can not get thoughts together. Stuttering has also been a huge issue and that is new. anything with OO or Ue  ew causes her to stutter. Reading became more difficult for her as well. I do not know if this is a new phase or if its something she is settling into and see if we can finally find a medicine to help her with it.
I am very aware that these things she is going through could not be handled in a class environment and she would be learning nothing at all except getting upset and loosing patience. Many of my friends have seen that homeschooling is good for her. I am glad they share that with me because I am really struggling with it right now.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Math and music

My daughter is avoiding learning today. She even figured she would rather do her chores today. Almost everyone is celebrating today as a holiday anyway. However while she is off cleaning I am blaring my multiplication music I can find on Youtube.

I had found one that actually taught multiplication by the beats that was the number they were multiplying and taught the name of the beat but I lost it when my computer froze. I am hoping to find it again because I think it would make a great music lesson to know the names of the different beats. FOUND IT!

Yep I found it and I found out to see the rest of them its will cost me $15. Maybe next year for a math and music curriculum mix that would be awesome.

laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Webinar and history

My daughter and I participated in a webinar today for brain pop and did it on webex. It was so neat. I really enjoyed it. I would love to see a pac meeting done one of those for moms who can not get out.
Anyways it was a huge technology lesson for both of us.
We learned all the different things brain pop offers. Vocab, games, cc guidelines and lesson plans. Even writing your own quizzes if you have purchased an account.
Brainpops customer service is amazing.
So even though we were tons of tech savy smarter when this was done. I was like lets listen to some history cds because laptop was super hot and needed to cool.
We put in the audio and these things must act like bedtime stories. I swear this is the 2nd time I have tried to listen to this history story and fell into a deep sleep.
My daughter said she changed out the cd and needs to listen to disc 3 again. She actually asked to listen to 3 again.  Uh yah you can!
I fell asleep at the beginning of disc 2.
She was telling me what she remembered. I am thinking this is what 5 lessons she thinks she should know in one day? I was impressed with what she told me and I think she knows it if she was asked questions which would of happened if her mother had not read herself to sleep for so many years. Its like a switch.
Oh yah also when I awoke there was art work presented to me. Yes she had finger painted how much she loved me. :) it was actually very nice and is hanging up on the door. I did stress she needs to ask next time.  I do not see evidence of this art occurring so she must of put it away and cleaned up already or I have not come across it yet. Both are possible.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oct 1st as promised

So I promised my daughter on Oct 1st we would play Halloween music and make silhouettes for the window.
All was well until I asked her to make some.
She just wants to do words. I let her make " Boo"  then she wanted to do hi which I said no to.
I gave her a bunch of options to try. She then asked me if she could do a tree with eyes.
Yes of course.
So she made her tree with eyes. Yeah. She is not happy with it but I told her its fine and hung it up in the window next to her boo.
We finally achieved some art with some music appreciation thanks to pandora and the halloween channels.
I guess I should go outside and see what are deco looks like and take a pic even if wr are not finished because the window looks bare.