Happy Friday! It’s been an exciting week at my house — mostly blog-related, though. School has been rather monotonous. The biggest bit of excitement, school-wise, is that today is April 30 — that means that we only have three weeks left!!! Woo hoo!! I don’t know who’s more excited, me or the kids.
All I’ve got to say is, thank goodness for workboxes! When I got the book to review the workbox system, I really didn’t think it was going to be for us. However, our tweaked version has made my life so much easier this spring! I love that Josh and Megan can do at least half their work independently these days. Can’t wait to really ramp it up for next year.
Speaking of next year, it’s finally started happening – I’ve been thinking about next year’s curricula. I’ve got several things on my list of things I want to look at for next year. I’ve sent out a few emails to do some reviews, but haven’t had any replies yet. Can I just say that’s a big pet peeve of mine? I’d rather someone reply and tell me no than to simply ignore me. Maybe I should give the benefit of the doubt, though, and assume the messages got caught by spam filters. It’s still frustrating, though.
I’ve also been giving some thoughts to summer reading programs. I’m seriously thinking of hosting my own for the kids. My thoughts, at this point, include making reading-level appropriate book lists and offering dollars for books. I just want to work it out so that it’s enough money to be an incentive for my kids who would rather do just about anything other than read, but not so much that it’s going to break my bank. Have you ever done anything like this? If so, what’s worked for you?
As for the exciting things in my world, the first big exciting thing this week was the response to my post, The Public School Parents’ Guide to Homeschooling Parents. Wow! I’ve been blown away. I just thought it would be a fun little post to write. I never expected the massive response it’s gotten. I’ve gotten more page views for that one post since Monday than I typically get for nearly an entire month on my blog. It’s been crazy! And, so far (knock on wood…except I’m not superstitious) it’s all been positive. It’s been a surprising, but fun, wild ride this week.
The other really exciting thing has been the publication of my first e-book, Get Your Hands on Learning!. I’ve thought, many times, about writing an e-book, but it took the lure of going to my first blogging conference to get me to do it. The proceeds from the book will, I hope, help to fund my trip to the Savvy Blogging Summit this summer. If you’ve ever wanted to add some fun, hands-on learning into your homeschool, but have been unsure quite how to do it, I hope you’ll purchase a copy of my new e-book.
Other than that, it’s been a pretty quiet week at our house, just wrapping up year end stuff and counting down the days (15) until summer break.
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