07 September 2012

Hello

 Happy Friday all~ I know I'm a bit late with the post but we started home school today and boy do I give you ladies that home school props!! I am feeling completely lost!

We were suppose to get our text books on Wednesday, but for some reason the new students couldn't pick up theirs until today, which gave me no time to plan the lessons, so basically I just had to wing it.
In the back of my mind for the past few days I have praying that I am not making the biggest mistake for my son. Have I mentioned that I am not that great at math? So, I am scared, to say the least, of ruining his 3rd grade year. A little dramatic maybe, but I am.


 In between preparing to teach my son, I have been working.
That's all I'm going to say, "I have been working". 


And I have been  studying and reading and learning like crazy in my photography course,
and I am truly loving every minute of it!


I still can't believe it's September. It feels like July here, hot, which I'm sure it does in other parts of the country as well. 
So what do you do to get ready for Fall when it feels like the middle of Summer?
I've just been trying to warm things up a bit around here in regards to color, not much else since life has been so busy.

I also wanted to say welcome to all of my new followers and also thanks to the oldies but goodies who still visit me, I appreciate you all so much!!~

Have a beautiful weekend all.
Sincerely,
melinda

17 comments:

  1. I crank up the AC! It has been hot here, too. I can't believe we are still running the AC. I do shut it off at night and open the windows/doors and let some fresh air in. I have been painting and I can't stand the smell of fresh paint, the fall candles help make me in the mood for fall. I love your beautiful photos. Just gorgeous!

    ~Shanon

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    1. Thank you sweet Shanon!! I'm always so happy to hear from you!!~ I need to get out and get some pumpkin candles, that will definitely get me in the mood for fall!
      ~melinda

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  2. So glad to see your post. They always make me so happy... Hope you have a great weekend...

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    1. Oh Pam, thank you, so much!!~
      Have a great weekend!!
      ~melinda

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  3. One of my favorite blogs is THE PIONEER WOMAN (pioneerwoman.com). Ree Drummond is a classically trained chef with a great program on the Food Network on Saturdays. She's awesome in every way. She lives on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, and home schools her children, and I'm sure that she does a fantastic job. Go to her website and click the HOMESCHOOLING link. I'm sure that she'll help you a lot. She also cooks some fabulous food. You'll get addicted to her program just like I did. Let me know how you do. Good luck!

    Helene

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    1. Hi Helene,
      I love, love,love P-Widdy!!~ She always makes me laugh!! And I just read through her posts on homeschooling, thanks for the advice, it really helped!!
      ~melinda

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  4. I'm sure that you'll do fine with homeschooling once you get going...just get yourself some credit. I'm back in school along with a demanding 40 hour a week job not including all the other things. So as you can tell the first to suffer is my blog. Glad you're loving your photograph class, that's exactly what I need!

    Hugs...Rita<3

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    1. Thank you so much my sweet friend!! Best of luck with school!!~
      ~melinda

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  5. I bite the bullet and get my fall decor out!! And, you know what, I had hot chocolate tonight, too! But, it isn't as hot here as it is there. We only got up to 82 today. I love all of your pictures. They are so beautiful. I always love to look at and read your posts. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hi Kristen,
      Hot chocolate sounds delicious!! And thank you so much for your kind words about my blog, I really, truly appreciate it!!
      ~melinda

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  6. Hi Melinda
    Your photos are simply gorgeous it makes you feel
    you could touch the grain sack
    Could send some of that hot weather over to Ireland
    Have a lovely weekend
    Denise

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  7. Melinda, Sounds like you have your son's best interest at heart, so home schooling will probably turn out to be the best decision once you get into a routine. The younger years are so important and pouring yourself into your children like this can never be a mistake. You're a wonderful mom so try not to second guess yourself.
    Mary Alice

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  8. Love the blues, good luck with the home schooling. Math, my worst subject also, in fact, I was told by my son "mom, the teacher said that you are not allowed to help me with my math because you do it the old way." Seriously, who cares how you get the answer as long as it is right, that is my motto. Let the computer help you too, google math for 3rd graders, that is what I do when I need extra work for the kids to do in the summer to help them not to forget everything they learned the year before. GOOD LUCK!

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  9. Your photography is always amazing! Good luck with homeschooling!

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  10. Girl, you are the very best teacher that your sweet boy could ever have.

    Math is my weak spot, so my husband helps me out with that subject. (don't tell anyone that it is 4th grade math) haha..

    God will bless this decision. I know that!

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  11. Melinda,
    You will do just fine! There are lots of support groups for homeschooling.My niece homeschool's and she has met some wonderful people.And actually formed great friendships too!
    xx
    Anne

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  12. Melinda - The best advice I can give you about homeschooling is to RELAX. I am very serious. I have 3 children ages 19-25 and I homeschooled the 2 youngest for a few years. They also went to private Christian schools and public school. They were way ahead of their peers when they went to school after homeschooling (they entered public school in 4th & 5th grades). I am also a teaching assistant in a public school. Don't worry so much about getting completely through the text books and workbooks. Yes, it is important to do that work, but the relationship you are building with your son is just as important. In public school we don't get through even a quarter of the text books. I am amazed at how much less in covered in school than I covered in homeschool. Seize the teachable moments, and don't always stick to the lesson plan. Use real books, picture books, videos, field trips, and real life experiences as much as possible. Enjoy this special time you have with your son.

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