Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

Happy Terrific Tuesday!! It is in the afternoon in Maine as I write and the temperatures outside are a whopping 10 degrees F.! The children have no idea how fortunate they are not to have to wait outside for a bus to take them to school. We are all cozy warm inside!

I had a terrific shock when I woke up today. I stumbled out of bed at 6:45 a.m. and Christian was at his desk already hard at work on his schooling!! This is a Twombly Christian Academy first!! I have been homeschooling for 9 years and this is the FIRST time such a thing has happened. You see, yesterday Christian was lamenting over a TV program he was dying to watch at 9 a.m. but could not due to school. So I said, "Well you have the option to start your work when you get up instead of waiting for 8 a.m." Sure enough, he did!!

What a difference this made in my day. I could help him early and then help the next shift of students starting at 8!

Everyone did well and we were all done with school by 1:15 p.m. Pretty good, especially for my dear 8th grader! Now they are on a break and we will resume at 3 and do our cleaning chores. Today we will focus on the kitchen, on laundry and tidying.

Tonight I have a Homeschool Support Group meeting. I am the librarian. I have been busy checking in donated books at home. Tonight Robin will come long enough to bring in those heavy books and then load more donated books to take home for checking in. It is so much easier on my back to do them at home. Then I only need to shelve them.

Tonight we are having Yankee Pot Roast for dinner. I actually precooked it last night. So today I am just putting it in to heat up. Then I can just make the sides quickly tonight. It feels good to have a plan and have it started early!

Here are some pics of my "sweet chicks" hard at work today! Have a wonderful day, dear readers!


Langhaven said...

What a gift to have such a motivated student - AND not to have to juggle multiple children because he was so organized!

I feel your pain with the temperatures! - And I'm drooling over the pot roast. I'm a true Yankee, born in Vermont, and haven't had a pot roast like that in years!!!

Karen T. said...

Oh Pam, when I saw him doing his school so early you could have blown me over with a feather!! ;)

~Cindy~ said...

I have a 8th grader (son also) and I would have been shocked...and fainted probably if this has happened at my house...hehehehe..
(cndloven from CHKT2)

Math-U-See said...

that looks like a fun way to do math problems :-) and that yankee pot roast sounds tasty :-)