Thursday, November 6, 2008

How Do You Stay On Track?

Shhh.

Come here.

Don't say a word, okay?

We're caught up. I know! Can you believe it?? I don't want to jinx it, but we worked super hard last week and this week, we're right on track. We even did a little extra work on election day. But Zane didn't seem to mind coloring the map and watching the results come in. (Though he was as confused as we were trying to figure out how the media could "call" a state with less than 10% of precincts reporting.)

Now.

To stay on track.

I'm clueless. I wish I could offer one of those neat bullet point lists. Y'know, like:

  • Make sure there are absolutely no family emergencies.
  • Tell your mother you can't just not do school to come over.
  • Tell your best friend (who doesn't homeschool) the same thing.
  • Tell your other best friend (who does homeschool) that nice weather doesn't mean we should drop lessons for a park day. Okay. Forget that one. Nice weather and park days always trump boring lessons.
  • Tell the internet to quit distracting you.
Yeah, see. I told you I'm no good at this!

So now--YOU get to make the bullet point list. What's your best tip for staying on track?

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5 comments:

Heather said...

My best tip for staying on track is to "trick" myself into thinking I'll enjoy whatever it is I have to do. :-)

~michelle pendergrass said...

Come back and elaborate!!!!!

How do you do that???

Heather said...

Well, name something that you aren't looking forward to accomplishing. And why do have a difficult time finishing?

~michelle pendergrass said...

I have trouble finishing everything.
LOL. I get bored or distracted.

Not Just Any Jen said...

Hi, Michelle, I saw your post about the roundabout on Steph's blog. I was a teacher before my three came along, and I love reading about how parents are teaching at home.

I love Zane's way of figuring our multiplication. It is so important to have a tool to figure it out when your memory fails you.

Good job!
Jen