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Back to The Schedule

Here is what our basic schedule was to look like, starting when we brought Brynne home a few weeks ago.

This schedule is now posted on the wall above Brynne's desk.
It is definitely more for my benefit than anyone else's! 

We kind of followed this schedule, and then got way off it.

On Tuesday I had a mini-meltdown. Nothing serious. I just called it a day at about 11:00 a.m. Up to that time nothing had been accomplished. {Dawson said he likes it when I have a hissy fit because then he gets to spend the rest of the day playing video games ... I don't think he was really feeling that way on Wednesday when he was doing two days worth of work!)

On Wednesday we got back to our schedule. {For some reason the song lyrics, "Back to life .. back to reality ..." is in my head as I type this.} And our last two days have gone so much smoother!  I have felt so much more accomplishment and congruency to our day.

Things are back to how they should be in our little school room.

In the next couple of days I will do a post about exactly how we do it with a 14 year old boy and a five year old girl.


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