“8 points from Slytherin”

I will get to that title in a moment.

Being Wholesome Wednesday, I can report that I purchased fresh vegetables this past weekend. However, someone needs to prep and cook them. I did not purchase any more Progresso soups.

I mentioned the other day that I had lost some of my enthusiasm with homeschooling. 2 easy days and then I was again dealing with kids who don’t want to do their work. Jamie managed to get everything caught up by Friday, but Chad. Ugh. He didn’t get caught up. The Algebra I is understandable, but the other 3 were just plain laziness. They both took their first tests yesterday, and each only missed one question. Retention is there at least. 🙂

Jamie hates the English III curriculum, and feels free to express her disdain when answering certain questions. There was one question that she went on a rant about in her answer, and so she got the “Welcome to Christian homeschool. 8 points from Slytherin.” It was a 16 point question, and I gave her half credit because there was a couple of sentences related to the topic. And it was an opinion question that is graded subjectively. I got enjoyment from making a Harry Potter reference though. 😉

Last night, I got caught up with grading Chad’s work, and he does really well when he actually does it. I got his schedule made out for the rest of this week, and told him this morning about along with telling him we would work on his Algebra when I get home. Meaning, he has to still be awake when I get home. And while we are doing that, someone needs to cook for me and put away my laundry that I did Monday. lol

6 Responses to '“8 points from Slytherin”'

  1. Jenn says:

    I give you all the credit in the world. I hope you guys fall into a groove and work out these growing pains soon.

  2. You will be fine. They will be fine. Persistence pays off. Curriculums differ considerably. My children have done well with Rod and Staff English texts. Not everyone would. Likewise, they have done very well with Saxon math, but I know some families loathe it.

    Worry not!

    • DragonLady says:

      We are using just A.C.E. for now, but I’ll be doing something else for Spanish I & II next semester. Because A.C.E. only has Spanish I, and they need 2 foreign language credits. Jamie just needs Spanish II. She complains, but she does the work at least. 🙂

  3. Jennifer says:

    WOW! Yeah…I always hated math and all of the forms of it! lol

    Love the blog title, btw, Harry Potter references rock!

    • DragonLady says:

      I minored in math for a short while in college. I fancied myself a math whiz until I encounter junior level college math. lol

      Harry Potter is one of my go-to quotables. 😉