Recently, I read a blog post about looping the school schedule to make sure all subjects are covered. I tried this last year but it didn't work well with ECC because of the way the weeks were set up with the continents. This year looks more promising. Although my goal is to complete an entire day's lessons within the day it's scheduled, the reality is that it may not always happen. Today served as a great example. I've been frustrated with not having a fully operational refrigerator and having that on my mind, among many other things, kept me up too late last night. I just wasn't able to shut my brain off so that I could go to sleep at a reasonable hour! Needless to say, I was too tired to start school at the preferred time of 9:00.
So here's the deal. I feel like we're already slipping into a bad habit of not getting all of our school work done. There will always be something that challenges the success of our school days. Always. I shouldn't allow a stressful situation to control our day. My husband has been doing most of the searching for a new refrigartor because my mind just can't go there right now. I don't know why it's so overwhelming to me. It's ridiculous and is a waste of valuable energy. Nonetheless, it's still a stresser for me and pushed our day back.
After our Bible reading, the only school work Emily did today was spelling & some work in her cursive workbook. No joke! Katie completed her lesson in MFW but didn't do math. I'm upset with myself for my own lack of focus and motivation and know I need to change. I must buckle down on school because it is the single most important task God has currently given me and I need to obediently follow through. The kids work better in the morning. No one wants to do much after lunch, so I need to prepare for morning lessons. We didn't start until 11:00 today and it was just too late. Short breaks turned into hour long breaks and before I knew it, it was after 3:30. The public school kids were getting off the bus and I shouldn't have even attempted to do any school at that time, but I did. Katie did fine with it. Emily and I could not focus on her work at all. So, we threw in the towel for the day. I can't focus that late in the afternoon when gymnastics is on the evening schedule and it's closer to dinner time. So, morning school is what must happen. Every day! No more excuses. No more fooling around!