May 6, 2010

Secular Thursday: Homeschool Days 5/6/10

"Try not to have a good time ... This is supposed to be educational." 
- Charles Schulz

I have lots to write, but very little time!  In no particular order, here are some highlights of our week.

I signed up Funny Girl for swimming lessons at the Y.  She's very excited, especially about having a teacher that is not me.  I am highly amused by this.  We'll start on the 24th and go for two weeks.  I love the price, the location, the time slot.  The only problem is the praying before each lesson.  Parents are encouraged to participate.  Yay.  Anyone else's Y do this?

The AIR meeting was on Sunday.  I'm now officially in charge of updating the website and various other places when we have meetings or events.  So when I know something, you'll know something.  I have pictures from our meeting, but I need to work on them this weekend; I'll probably post them next week.  We have a lot of really cool ideas in progress right now that I can't reveal yet, but I'm excited!

We had two park days this week, I spent an entire day focusing on being mindful, something happened with Robotson that needs it's own post, and we have been reading even more.  We are back to The Lightning Thief, though it's going really slowly because the girls are now staying with us.  Between settling them down, and Robotson getting excited when he recognizes another character from the Greek myths, it's all I can do to finish one chapter a day.  I'm sure it will get easier.  Plus, I kinda love it that the impromptu Greek mythology lesson from a couple of weeks ago was a big hit.  We still haven't even started How To Train Your Dragon.

We have big plans coming up for next week too, which is why I'm too busy to type much more.  I'll just have to get caught up later!

Check out the other Secular Thursday posts, that are probably better than mine because they weren't rushed, here!


  1. praying before class? really?

    being mindful can be hard work at first... it gets easier. :)

    love the update... can't wait to see what more is in store.

  2. Hmmmmm... We live right in the middle of the Bible Belt and I have never seen them pray before my daughter's swim classes at the Y. The instructors here are all young college students - maybe that makes a difference?

  3. Ok, so praying is weird. That's what I thought. I kinda think our Y is SUPER religious. I don't mind them doing their thing as long as we are not given a hard time for not doing it. I plan to be respectful.