Thursday, October 14, 2010

School Rules

 1. Have a good attitude.

2. Do the things you don't want to do without complaint.

3. Write neatly.

4. Do more than the minimum.

5. Be flexible.

6. Don't do anything that will annoy me (one of my older daughter's teachers had this on her list of rules and I loved it!).

** A certain 13 year old is having a little trouble with these rules today. He has a stye in one of his eyes that I know is annoying. But, it's not killing him. I took it easy on him this morning, doing all of his reading for him orally. And then we watched a much-anticipated video on Odysseus. Then I asked him to answer some questions and look up some vocabulary words about the video. That's when I got the attitude. That's when he complained about doing something he didn't want to do. That's when he slopped down his answers that were in four words or less instead of writing complete thoughts. I believe it was here that he said something to the effect of, "I didn't hardly sleep last night and my eye hurts and you are working me to death!" {Hmmmm ... really?) Let's just say that all of those things violated Rule 6!

No worries! I sent him upstairs with instructions for him to not show his face to me again not to surface for the rest of the day. I told him he'll want to get really rested up because tomorrow will suck for him we will be doing Friday's work and today's work {with a few added extras), and I'm leaving by 10 a.m. tomorrow to take Brynne to coop activities and will be gone all day. So, we'll have to get started extra early.

Homeschooling is not all roses and cherries!

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