Well the school time change is working out very well for us so far. Kelly did very well yesterday (of course we didn't cover every subject we were supposta but it's a start). It could also be the temp. change giving everyone that extra something lately, It sure is nice to be able to be outside again with out the dreaded ultra hot weather.
Kelly really loves the Zoology 3 book, this child would be just as happy if that was the only topic she ever learned about... She has no interest in the Astronomy book at all. Here I am outside at night (It is very dark where we are so you can really see the stars and planets very well) pointing out the planets and you can see she just doesn't find it one bit amazing like I do. I don't want to scrap it, but it seems a waste to spend all that time getting the lapbooks together on each chapter and not having her really care about it. Maybe I will scrap the lapbooking on the Astrology book and just do the Zoology 3 lapbook but still read over the Astrology book and do any experiments that might be interesting.
I also want to add in Unit Studies - Over at Cindy Downs site: http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/unitstudies.html she has just such amazing ones already put together that I would like to try. I am going to use the Thanksgiving one to start off with - Now I know Kelly has heard the stories a hundred times about the pilgrims ect. but I thought we will read a bunch of the books she has listed and see how it goes. It's funny but I am going up to the library this Sat. I have been checking the library's listings and almost the entire stock of Halloween books are out : ( I obviously started to late to looking for them! I thought I would grab the Thanksgiving books on Sat. even though it will be pretty early to start the unit study but at least I would have th books available. You can keep the book for two weeks and then you can only renew it if no one else has it reserved, so just possibly I will be able to keep them a bit longer.
As far as inter-library loan books go..... I really don't know how to work with it. Sometimes I request and then they come right away and other times I am waiting weeks and weeks before I hear back from them. I am only allowed three inter-library loaned books out at one time so it is pretty hard for me to judge not having too many lined up at one time. Many of the books required for the history program "Biblio" we are using don't seem to be in our library which is a bit of a pain in the neck. At least the inter-library loan lady knows me by name now : )
Can you tell by the post I am getting a twinkle of the Homeschooling bug back : ) I had lost it for awhile there and was pretty worried about it but now I think it is inching back again!
Have a fantastic day today!!!!!