Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Just another day...

of escaping from Spelling to take a bike hike. Granted, we still talk about social studies on each bike hike, mom is so sneaky.
so far today:
spelling (1/2 hour)
bike hike (p.e.) (perfectly sunny weather) (45 minutes)
snack (15 minutes)
social studies (communities) (3/4 hour)
penmanship (printing) (3/4 hour)
wii sports (and now it is pouring down raining) (1 hour)
when I suggested math, he nearly fainted with exhaustion. He had to have a break (3/4 hour), then lunch (1/2 hour), then a break (3/4 hour), and finally I had to shut down his computer. We spent the next 120 minutes working through three (3) pages of fill in the blanks for Health.

I prepared him to study with a fun online interactive review. Then we reviewed in an open book manner of the respiratory system, the skeletal system, the digestive system, and the nervous system.

The vocabulary words were provided on the work sheet. the vocabulary words were printed in the book, the worksheet provided the TWO PAGES that were necessary to answer the painstakingly identical sentences in the book. THE KEY WORDS, BOTH of them were HIGHLIGHTED in YELLOW in the book on the NOTED PAGE. It still took TWO HOURS to get through three pages. His brain was literally HOT to the TOUCH when were done from spinning his wheels in the mud, muck, and mire.

I do not know what happened to his brain but there were no cerebral neurons firing, just a very very dim little light flickering.

We completely gave up trying to even attempt literature, grammar, math, art, study island (State Testing Prep).

I am so utterly exhausted and hopeless about this. It as not fair to have such a good day yesterday, it sure set me up for failure today.

the missionaries came by to give me some support:

Well, the Lord has his own Parents as Teachers Program. It is part of the First and the Great Commandment:

"Hear, O Israel:
The Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might."

"And these words,
which I command thee this day,
shall be in thine heart:
And thou shalt teach them
diligently unto thy children,
and shalt talk of them
when thou sittest in thine house,
and when thou walkest by the way,
and when thou liest down,
and when thou risest up. ...
[Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Compare. Dt 11:18-20; Proverbs 6:20-22]

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