Thursday, August 16, 2012

Time 4 Learning

We started using Time4Learning with our developmentally delayed 8 year old. I absolutely love it for him.  I don't think it is creating advanced genius children, but it is a complete curriculum and easy for him. You have access to three grades so we can have him in the level he needs of school and when he is finished he can keep going. He is learning and enjoys doing school now.  The activities are fun and educational.  The only thing I haven't liked is that the children choose the lesson they do, so I have to sit with Brian and make sure he does enough of each subject.  The other downside is they earn playground time based on the amount of time spent on lessons. I would prefer he earn 2 games for every so many lessons instead of a timer system.  But for $20 a month he is learning and that is what matters the most!

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Summer is coming to an end already

This hasn't been the year I have planned, but we had the year God planned for us.  Having this list in the back of my mind has helped me feel more focused. Some things are not working the way we planned but some things are working better than ever.

Earl and I have had a couple of dates this summer, one was out to lunch and grocery shopping. But it was time together and that is what is important.

I started an easy chore system, with their chores written on individual index cards. We've been using it a couple of weeks and so far I like it. They have morning, afternoon and evening chores, and the house is cleaner and I am not having to micromanage them. The chores just get done.