Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, March 17, 2008

Just Rambling

It's been almost a week since I've posted anything; we just haven't been up to much. I finally got the paperwork sent off for the kids' baseball registration. They will begin playing on Friday evenings toward the end of April, and the season goes 'til the end of June. I'm excited for them to do a team sport; things they've done up 'til now have really just been individual. I guess Logan's wrestling team was a 'team'...so, besides that. Karl and I will have to watch them separately, as Logan and Hailey are on one field while Corbin plays at the other. Or, we may spend half our time watching Logan and Hailey, then the other half watching Corbin. I'm just not sure...we'll have to see how things work out the first night.

SAT's are coming up in May. The homeschool group here doesn't really recommend testing students younger than 4th grade, because so many are still learning to read, etc. and skill levels vary so much. NY does not require a test score every year, but every other year, until High School. Until then, parents can submit a written narrative to describe their child's school year on the 'off' years from SAT's. We had other test options too, such as the PASS test, which can be administered at home by the parent, or the Iowa test. We decided to stick with what the kids are familiar with. We are going to test Hailey, simply because we did it last year in Florida and we want to see how and where she's improved, as well as what still needs work. Logan will probably be tested every year because he's been doing this, even in the private school he attended, since 1st grade. He tests well, but it's still fun to see how he does, and there could come a time when he will have an area of weakness.

Well, I just got a call. I have to save my husband...he locked his keys in the car. I get to be his hero...more later.

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