Saturday, September 10, 2005

One week done

It was a struggle this week. Part of me thought we could just sort of continue from where we'd left off. I shouldn't have been so naive! We needed to resume good routines, have lots of group stuff... I didn't have my meeting with the 11yo as I had planned and I think that definitely didn't help things. We will have our meeting Monday morning.

Good things from the week: some work got done, the idea of using the tablecloth has been working well, the kids have been quite good at picking up after themselves, not sure what else.

Things to work on or things learned: I must practise lessons before I give them instead of the winging I did for one; I need to have more group time and group lessons, especially to make sure that our activities from Building Moral Intelligence and Raising a Thinking Preteen get done (it's basically grace and courtesy stuff, but in a different way).

I know that part of the problem was that one of the kids was away for the week, so I wasn't totally willing to get started with the cultural lessons and the read-aloud. I'll have to plan things out, and practise things as necessary, for next week.

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