I have determined that I would be very unhappy if I lived any further north than I do. Another month without regular intervals of warm sunshine would be too rough on my mental health. Happily, spring is coming even though it seems like the clouds keep rolling in.
We managed to go on a short camping trip to Half Moon Bay this past weekend and were graced with better weather than was forecasted for the weekend. On the day we left, we battled rain, hail, and high winds as we packed up to go home. A few pictures from the fair weather end of our trip:
Meanwhile, on the homeschool front, I have been thinking ahead to what math program to move my son to next year since he will be done with the Singapore Math elementary series. Do I press forward with Singapore's middle school program which is an integrated math program where he will end up somewhere between Geometry and Algebra II when he finishes in 8th grade? Do I leave Singapore and go straight to pre-Algebra (and then which one?) or work on math skills for a year in a 7th grade math before moving on to pre-Algebra next year? Grrr. Too many choices!
I am pretty much settled on putting my daughter in Singapore Math for her first grade year. We did the first half of Saxon 1 for her kindergarten year. I don't like the teacher's manual because it's bulky and scripted and she doesn't like the workbook pages because they are all kind of the same. Right now we are doing the daily hands on activity and one side of every other workbook page. She also does an online math program called ST Math that we have a subscription to through our charter school. It's cute and fun and involves a lot of problem solving.
I really need an hour sans kids in a bookstore or a library so I can make a list of books I want to read. The booktable at Costco hasn't been cutting it lately. In the mornings, I have been working through this read through the Bible in a year plan...for almost two years now. But I'm almost done with it, so yay!
Lately, I feel like going through some of the classics that I read in high school and college just to see what I get out of them with, ahem, two more decades of life experience under my belt. On my phone, I am reading The Scarlett Letter but got bogged down in the first part. There is an awful lot of rambling before the actual story of Hester Prynne even starts. While the writing was interesting, part I left me not that excited to open my Kindle app when so many other apps were right there.
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