Friday, June 29, 2012

Getting a New Family Member!

I'm still working out and attempting to loose weight. Just keep reciting my mantra of "slow and steady wins the race". Still building muscle so that's a good thing and my clothes are bigger on me. Looking forward to finding out what my weight is at my next weigh in.

We are getting a new dog tonight. The kids and I are so excited! I've been wanting a dog for such a long time and saw that a family near us needed to find a new home for their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They have a 4 year old who apparently can't keep his hands off Lightening. I'm guessing that their 9 year old named him. He was named after Lightening McQueen in Cars. Hehe This family has had him since he was a puppy and he is now 5 years old. We are so looking forward to spoiling him!

This past week was quite a busy one for us. The kids went for their yearly homeschool testing. I knew that math was going to be an issue for them and it was. This is precisely why we are continuing to work on math through the summer. I'm seriously considering giving the 2 month trial for Aleks a spin. They have an artificial intelligence which is able to target a student's problem areas so that they are able to get special focused attention on those. I'm thinking this may be just what we need to get our math levels back up around here.

Now that we have our testing done and the results mailed off to the appropriate authority, I just need to make sure that our homeschool portfolios are in order. This shouldn't be a terribly difficult task since our chosen curriculum, Time4Learning keeps records for me.

3 comments:

Over Yonder said...

What a sweet doggy!! This year we supplemented Z's math with Aleks and really liked it. I have seen a lot of progress this spring.

Leah Mathis said...

Found your blog today! I am always glad to find other homeschool mommies out there. I have done a bit of research on Time4Learning. Do you like this?? Is this your entire curriculum or just a supplement? Thanks for your post!
Leah @ learning-4-keeps.blogspot.com

Dee said...

Hi Ladies!
Over Yonder, that is encouraging to hear! I'm hoping for the same with my kids!

Leah, we have been using Time4Learning as our main curriculum. It has been a life saver for me as a homeschool mom working from home. My oldest son is now moving into 9th grade and so will be doing something else for his main school curriculum.