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#107251 ikslo

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Posted Yesterday, 05:01 PM

I see. I hope you catch a break the next couple of days. Whenever I have to do two long days back to back, I'm a complete mess. Mostly because I can't wind down and go to sleep.

Yes! The sleep thing has been my experience as well. Grrrrr.

Tired BOOYAH.

This is the week that never ends...

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Posted Yesterday, 05:03 PM

Blueberries are going on sale tomorrow at Aldi! 1.29/pint 👍


Now see, THAT'S exciting!!!! :)
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Posted Yesterday, 05:08 PM

??!! I find "joy" in plenty of other things.


If I lived in its path, great! But I'm not spending money to see something that In this day and age I can see on TV.

 

 

But you're missing the entire experience! You need to be in a crowd of people, sick from undercooked fast food and smell like goat from your car's AC not working. And you all need overpriced T-shirts that Matt made. And slurpees. Without those things it's just not the same.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:08 PM

C, with the option of dropping it if you're just over it.


I vote C, too, sort of. Everyone has more desire to do stuff in the beginning of the year. So do SitB, then when the kids start complaining about science/schoolwork, set it aside and whip out the Zoology. Then you can frame it as, "Yes, I hear you. I am listening. We will do this instead just for you! See? It's not always about me." :) Then if you finish Zoology, you can go back to SitB if there's time.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:10 PM

Dear Krissi K:

If you don't like the Wile text and your children don't particularly like the Wile text, then why would you continue with it? They are all young; it's not like you need to worry about high school credit acquisition yet. Use the curriculum that they enjoy; you'll all be happier and they'll retain the information better.

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Please disregard my previous post and listen to JJM.

Thank you.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:12 PM

But you're missing the entire experience! You need to be in a crowd of people, sick from undercooked fast food and smell like goat from your car's AC not working. And you all need overpriced T-shirts that Matt made. And slurpees. Without those things it's just not the same.


I think I like different things than you....
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Posted Yesterday, 05:27 PM

Dinner has been consumed.

 

Only one child asked me "What's for dinner?".  This is an improvement.

 

I did, however, have another child who kept asking me to spell words while I was cooking.  Unless you are asking me to spell what I'm cooking -- steak, rice, sushi, shrimp -- please leave me alone.  :)

 

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I spent way too many hours in the car today.  VBS is not my friend.

 

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I am not really excited about the eclipse, but I do plan to take the kids out in the yard to see what we can see.  (Yes, I bought glasses.)  I would not travel to see the eclipse; we won't have the full effect, but it will be noticeable enough, I suspect.  Unless it rains or something.   :glare:

 

 

 


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Posted Yesterday, 05:28 PM

Krissi, I would just use the Apologia books.

 

We have the Chemistry/Physics one and the Human Body one.  Some of the kids have read them.  I did about 10 pages of one of them with a couple of the littles.  I

 

f you're finishing the book, you're doing great!!


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Posted Yesterday, 05:40 PM

Please disregard my previous post and listen to JJM.

Thank you.

 

I am shockingly and pathetically gratified by this.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 05:56 PM

I will be at camp during the eclipse.  If we can see a partial one (which is the extent we would be able to see it without traveling) then we will.  If we can't, we won't.  I've seen eclipses before.  They are neat but not like the only neat thing ever. 


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Posted Yesterday, 06:00 PM

Note:  not all the eclipses I've seen were solar.  Some were lunar.  And most, if  not all, were partial. 


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Posted Yesterday, 06:06 PM

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So, i'm thinking about science here. It's not that big a deal, but my personality is driving me insane. So, I thought I'd just throw this before ITT and see what y'all think. Last year we did Apologia Swimming things. And the kids loved it. We'd done FLying Things, too, the year before and they liked that as well. They wouldn't let me throw away their ocean boxes, even though all the jelly fish fell down. However, we finished in March and I picked up Science in the Beginning by Jay Wile (someone had given it to me and I thought it looked interesting) to finish out the school year, because we must do science. Science in the Beginning is ok. The kids liked it well enough but didn't love it like they loved Apologia, and obviously we did not finish it. So, my dilemma.... I ordered the third Apologia Zoology book for this year. Here are my options:

a)Do I begin the year with that and go through it, possibly finish early and then pick up with Science in the Beginning to finish out the rest of the school year.
B) Do I begin the year with Apologia and try to stretch it out to fit the whole year so I don't have to worry about the other book?
c) Do I begin the year with Science in the Beginning, picking up where we left off and then do the Apologia when that book is done? This only an option because I am such a finisher. I hate things dangling and unfinished. It really wouldn't be a problem if the Apologia would be a little longer and I wouldn't worry about finishing it up around Spring Break.


I personally would do B and just fill it in with rabbit trails.
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Posted Yesterday, 07:09 PM

Dear Krissi K:
 
If you don't like the Wile text and your children don't particularly like the Wile text, then why would you continue with it?  They are all young; it's not like you need to worry about high school credit acquisition yet.  Use the curriculum that they enjoy; you'll all be happier and they'll retain the information better.
 
Signed,
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Please disregard my previous post and listen to JJM.
Thank you.

  

Krissi, I would just use the Apologia books.
 
We have the Chemistry/Physics one and the Human Body one.  Some of the kids have read them.  I did about 10 pages of one of them with a couple of the littles.  I
 
f you're finishing the book, you're doing great!!

  

I personally would do B and just fill it in with rabbit trails.

Leave it to JJM to smack me upside the head, give me a shake and say, "Get ahold of yourself, woman!! You're too uptight!!"
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Posted Yesterday, 07:11 PM

??!! I find "joy" in plenty of other things.


If I lived in its path, great! But I'm not spending money to see something that In this day and age I can see on TV.

okay, THAT I understand. We are not traveling to see it either. 

 

But its still a really cool thing that happens sometimes.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:25 PM

       Leave it to JJM to smack me upside the head, give me a shake and say, "Get ahold of yourself, woman!! You're too uptight!!"

 

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The irony!  Oh, the irony!

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:29 PM

I am not really excited about the eclipse, but I do plan to take the kids out in the yard to see what we can see.  (Yes, I bought glasses.)  I would not travel to see the eclipse; we won't have the full effect, but it will be noticeable enough, I suspect.  Unless it rains or something.   :glare:

Junie, if you have any extra rain in August, can I have it?


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Posted Yesterday, 07:31 PM

I've seen a fair share of lunar eclipses on mornings when I had to go to work early. I like the color of the moon when that happens. Very neat.

I have a picture of one of my boys during a partial eclipse of the sun. He was a toddler, and he's sitting in the floor, tracing the half-moons made by the light with his finger. It's the picture I think I most wish I could paint.

Well that one, or the one where he went out on a windy day when he was young, grabbed the air in both hands and danced around with it. :001_wub:


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Posted Yesterday, 07:35 PM

Note to self: Eat dinner.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:36 PM

Junie, if you have any extra rain in August, can I have it?

 

Definitely.  Especially if it starts running across my backyard toward my walkout basement.

 

The worst weather is when a hurricane decides to slow dance up the East Coast.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:51 PM

I've seen a fair share of lunar eclipses on mornings when I had to go to work early. I like the color of the moon when that happens. Very neat.

I have a picture of one of my boys during a partial eclipse of the sun. He was a toddler, and he's sitting in the floor, tracing the half-moons made by the light with his finger. It's the picture I think I most wish I could paint.

Well that one, or the one where he went out on a windy day when he was young, grabbed the air in both hands and danced around with it. :001_wub:

 

One of my favorite mental pictures/ memories is of my ds when he was about two.  He had grabbed a handful of pine needles and had thrown them up in the air above him.  He had a face of pure joy as he looked at them raining down on him while he yelled "pine noodles!"
 


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Posted Yesterday, 08:03 PM

Okay. Dinner has been eaten. I was sitting here, contemplating icing my arm like the pitchers do, and wondering why I was so starving. Then I remembered: no breakfast, plus a million cups of tea, plus a handful of pecans and a few slices of cheese do not a happy writer make. 


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Posted Yesterday, 08:44 PM

I like to eat.
I like to eat.
I like to eat eight...

I'll stop there. ;)
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Posted Yesterday, 08:57 PM

Here are my options:

 

a)Do I begin the year with that and go through it, possibly finish early and then pick up with Science in the Beginning to finish out the rest of the school year.

B) Do I begin the year with Apologia and try to stretch it out to fit the whole year so I don't have to worry about the other book?

c) Do I begin the year with Science in the Beginning, picking up where we left off and then do the Apologia when that book is done? This only an option because I am such a finisher.  I hate things dangling and unfinished. It really wouldn't be a problem if the Apologia would be a little longer and I wouldn't  worry about finishing it up around Spring Break.

 

 

D. 


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Posted Yesterday, 09:01 PM

D. 

 

 

Both because I like to vote "other", and because I have no clue about Apologia and all that, and am pretty sure Apologia is not my thing. It's religious, right? So, yeah, D.  :D


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Posted Yesterday, 09:06 PM

Both because I like to vote "other", and because I have no clue about Apologia and all that, and am pretty sure Apologia is not my thing. It's religious, right? So, yeah, D. :D


You are a supreme ignorer of expectations. 👍
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Posted Yesterday, 09:13 PM

I want a ukulele for my birthday, but since that's not until November, I want one for Eclipse Day. 🎉
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Posted Yesterday, 09:18 PM

I want a ukulele for my birthday, but since that's not until November, I want one for Eclipse Day. 🎉

 

 

Quick, buy one now, for xmas in July!


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Posted Yesterday, 09:22 PM

My librarian friend sent a book home with Ds that she wants me to read and give my opinion on.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:23 PM

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Posted Yesterday, 09:51 PM

I'm taking a poll.  Should I let dh, AKA the mad remote clicker, live?  I vote no. . .


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Posted Yesterday, 10:04 PM

I'm taking a poll.  Should I let dh, AKA the mad remote clicker, live?  I vote no. . .

 

Doubtful.  In such a case, bludgeoning with the offending device is the appropriate remedy.

 

But you are awfully nice.  And the children probably like him.  So there's that.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:19 PM

I'm taking a poll. Should I let dh, AKA the mad remote clicker, live? I vote no. . .

This is premeditated murder, honey. It's frowned upon.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:26 PM

I want a ukulele for my birthday, but since that's not until November, I want one for Eclipse Day. 🎉

Eclipse Day is now a gift giving holiday?? Why wasn't I told?? Aaaack!! I've got shopping and decorating and baking to do!!
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Posted Yesterday, 10:27 PM

This is premeditated murder, honey. It's frowned upon.

JJM agreed with me. So there.

(But he stopped and left it on AGT. )

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Posted Yesterday, 11:07 PM

This is premeditated murder, honey. It's frowned upon.

But only in certain states.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:40 PM

I got a new phone.

 

 

I made Siri British.  She sounds much smarter that way, even though she still can't answer half of my questions.  She did know who the 13th president of the US was, though.  

 

 


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Posted Yesterday, 11:47 PM

I got a new phone.

 

 

I made Siri British.  She sounds much smarter that way, even though she still can't answer half of my questions.  She did know who the 13th president of the US was, though.  

Ask her to sing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. Some guy called in to the radio and his Siri sang it on the radio. It was hilarious!


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Posted Today, 12:21 AM

I need to, too. Actually I need to do lots of things. Lots and lots of things. Some of them expensive things ..... like buying DS's iPad for school 😡😡😡 (the school he's going to is a good school, but they require iPads and do most of their work in iPads and we are not happy about that at all) and pre-purchasing Disney tickets 😱😱. Disneyland is so expensive. That's probably why we go once every 6 years or so. I hate spending $$.

 

I'm of the mind that if a school requires expensive technology, they need to provide it. Because, you can't get blood out of rock...


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Posted Today, 12:37 AM

Disneyland is horribly expensive, but it is an amazing place. It really is. We went 6 1/2 years ago, which was the first time with kids and it was crazy busy, but it is different than any place I've ever been. It is so clean. I remember looking for litter and there is none. There's employees everywhere with their little broom and dust pan thingies. The bathrooms are spotless. The flower beds and gardens.... I never saw one weed. And it got to the point where I started looking for weeds and litter because I was so amazed at how clean it all is. And it really is like being in another world.

 

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Posted Today, 12:40 AM

I'm not all that jazzed about the eclipse, either. In my case it has to do with it being about 105F in August and the idea of actually being outside with the sun at that time of year seems like a bad idea for me. I'd probably be a lot more interested if it happened in say, October, and if I didn't have to go anywhere to see it. :coolgleamA: Totally happy for everyone that does get to see it where the weather is pleasant and comfortable. That would be fun.

 

It only lasts for a few minutes though (complete), so a person in the zone wouldn't be in 100+ weather for a long time to catch it.


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Posted Today, 12:47 AM

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Reported!!!!

 

So, i'm thinking about science here. It's not that big a deal, but my personality is driving me insane. So, I thought I'd just throw this before ITT and see what y'all think. Last year we did Apologia Swimming things. And the kids loved it. We'd done FLying Things, too, the year before and they liked that as well. They wouldn't let me throw away their ocean boxes, even though all the jelly fish fell down. However, we finished in March and I picked up Science in the Beginning by Jay Wile (someone had given it to me and I thought it looked interesting) to finish out the school year, because we must do science. Science in the Beginning is ok. The kids liked it well enough but didn't love it like they loved Apologia, and obviously we did not finish it. So, my dilemma.... I ordered the third Apologia Zoology book for this year. Here are my options:

 

a)Do I begin the year with that and go through it, possibly finish early and then pick up with Science in the Beginning to finish out the rest of the school year.

B) Do I begin the year with Apologia and try to stretch it out to fit the whole year so I don't have to worry about the other book?

c) Do I begin the year with Science in the Beginning, picking up where we left off and then do the Apologia when that book is done? This only an option because I am such a finisher.  I hate things dangling and unfinished. It really wouldn't be a problem if the Apologia would be a little longer and I wouldn't  worry about finishing it up around Spring Break.

 

Go with what you love, which is Apologia. If you finish early, you already have the filler (Wile text), or just let science be done for the year. Science in the early years is a time for exposure, exploration, and wonder. No need to finish a text just because it's there if you're just not into it.


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Posted Today, 12:48 AM

Dear Krissi K:

 

If you don't like the Wile text and your children don't particularly like the Wile text, then why would you continue with it?  They are all young; it's not like you need to worry about high school credit acquisition yet.  Use the curriculum that they enjoy; you'll all be happier and they'll retain the information better.

 

Signed,

A Box Checker-Type Who Wishes She'd Gotten Over It Earlier

 

 

 

It seems JJM has already covered my points...


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Posted Today, 06:14 AM

Okay, I've ketchupped.  No mustard.

 

I am at 37.75 hours for the week.  It's Tuesday.  This is going to be a long week. 

 

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Reported.]

 

Add to my Job #1 duties the fact that Job #2 (educational guide) is tentatively scheduled to start Monday.  I just received the materials for part of that job and continued my planning last night.  I got through half of the history assignments.  The really cool part is that HO1 Modern Times includes some poetry, and we're hitting MCT poetry hard this year.  I planned that out last week.  And now the HO poetry is lining up pretty well with what I already had planned for memorization.  And the one that wasn't already on our memorization list came up in HO the exact week that I had accidentally skipped over in my planning of MCT, so I just slipped it right in there.  It was just meant to be. :)

 

I have lots more to plan.  Plus with Job #1 being crazy busy right now, you may not "see" a lot of me in the next week.  Maybe, but maybe not.

 

Yay for a plan that comes together!  Ikslo has planning mojo!   :hurray:

 

Warning: Educational Post

 

Reported!!!!

 

So, i'm thinking about science here. It's not that big a deal, but my personality is driving me insane. So, I thought I'd just throw this before ITT and see what y'all think. Last year we did Apologia Swimming things. And the kids loved it. We'd done FLying Things, too, the year before and they liked that as well. They wouldn't let me throw away their ocean boxes, even though all the jelly fish fell down. However, we finished in March and I picked up Science in the Beginning by Jay Wile (someone had given it to me and I thought it looked interesting) to finish out the school year, because we must do science. Science in the Beginning is ok. The kids liked it well enough but didn't love it like they loved Apologia, and obviously we did not finish it. So, my dilemma.... I ordered the third Apologia Zoology book for this year. Here are my options:

 

a)Do I begin the year with that and go through it, possibly finish early and then pick up with Science in the Beginning to finish out the rest of the school year.

B) Do I begin the year with Apologia and try to stretch it out to fit the whole year so I don't have to worry about the other book?

c) Do I begin the year with Science in the Beginning, picking up where we left off and then do the Apologia when that book is done? This only an option because I am such a finisher.  I hate things dangling and unfinished. It really wouldn't be a problem if the Apologia would be a little longer and I wouldn't  worry about finishing it up around Spring Break.

 

 

Well, everyone else has already said it, but my thoughts are always start the year strong.  Otherwise you'll be sitting there the first day of school, pull out everyone's 2nd favorite book and the beautiful first day enthusiasm will deflate like a leftover balloon.  Don't do that to your school year.   :D


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Posted Today, 06:16 AM

Good Wednesday morning!

 

I was busy yesterday and it still felt like I only half-way did a hundred things.  Yikes.  That reminds me that a load got left in the washer.   :svengo: No Load Left Behind!

 

 


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Posted Today, 06:32 AM

Let the day begin!

 

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Posted Today, 06:56 AM

Good morning!

Today is the last day of choir camp. I have to get ready for making jam on Friday. And two children's birthdays in the next week. And Education. [Reported!] :willy_nilly:

Eclipse Day is now a gift giving holiday?? Why wasn't I told?? Aaaack!! I've got shopping and decorating and baking to do!!

 

Only moms get gifts. Everyone Else is required to do any decorating and gift planning/purchasing - you are not allowed to lift a finger. Casually mention things you want in the presence of others, and that is the extent of your responsibilities.

 

I got a new phone.
 
I made Siri British.  She sounds much smarter that way, even though she still can't answer half of my questions.  She did know who the 13th president of the US was, though.


My Siri is "Jeeves". I'm going to ask him to sing. :D

Coffee!
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Posted Today, 06:57 AM

Let the day begin!

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Go Junie, Go!
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