Sunday, January 25, 2009

Let's see !

So, February is almost here and we are about to start the curriculum that I built for the kids. I'm excited to see how it will go.
Hoping the kids will enjoy being challenged a little more, hoping that the curriculum actually covers everything that they need, and definitely hoping that they won't have too hard a time with all of it.
They are supremely smart, but there are things that only maturity will bring to the equation. I think they are ready for everything that I prepared, but only hope that this is really the case and that we won't encounter huge obstacles in the running of things.
I'm sure we'll have hiccups here and there, but hey... at least we will be trying.
I cannot wait to tell you all about this next month and how we do.
Playdates, outings, homework and all that fun stuff.
We will be getting them their laptops this week, probably on wednesday so that I can join them in the endeavor. They also have a hundred dollars each from work that they've done for us, that they might want to spend on either an upgrade on a computer, or games/learning CDROMs, or hopefully books if we go to Borders or Barnes and Nobles. Either that or they will keep the money to spend during convention season, not sure yet. We'll have to see.
One thing that we have to try and do, is get Xavier to spend a little less time on video games this month, and more time reading. He's our easy reader and we often forget to push reading on him, but it's just as important for him as it is for Auna. And the video games, while fun and compelling for him, should be replaced with either more learning, or more board games so that we can all participate on it.
So now the rule will be a little more strict. Mostly about what times he can use the consoles, I think. I don't mind him getting up earlier to play games as long as it doesn't interfere with school work.
We will also have school work in our study room from now on, no more going to your room and doing the work on your bed (which is what they are both doing)... one their hand writing is suffering, and two it's much harder to keep an eye out for when they are really done, or when they are simply procrastinating.
So a lot of new rules... hopefully we don't end up having a huge head butting session. *Crosses fingers*

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