Our letter this week is R. Only, does it count to have a letter of the week if you have had zero days of school? I have a long list of excuses-we went out of town, I didnt feel good yesterday, I am still not unpacked from moving, etc, etc.
I spend so much time online and in the dollar store coming up with the perfect school trays and crafts. For every project that we do, there are at least 2 more that I have the stuff for and dont know if or when we will ever get it done.
I spend an hour or two cutting, pasting, printing, laminating, drawing, or what ever is needed to be done for a project or tray. Then, I give the materials to my children and 10 minutes later they are done, bored, and ready to move on to the next activity.
I have been spending my free time for the last 3 weeks working on school plans. When I say free time, I just mean time that I am not sleeping, changing clothes, diapers, or cooking. The house is on the edge of disaster. Just doing the bare minimums for 3 weeks starts to add up.
I am really not trying to complain, I just feel so swamped. I want to have a nice clean, organized house. I also want to have hours of fun, stimulating, educational activities for my kids to do. I need a better system. Er really a system of any sort would help a lot!
Those of you that homeschool, or simply do projects with your LO at home, when do you work on your school planning? When do you make your materials? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!