Friday, August 17, 2007

Where I've Been and Will Be

Big stuff is happening around the Welty home this month. School starts! So, my professor husband will get very busy. And for the rest of us, school also starts. My eldest is 5 and heads off to school next week. Tricky business this, he will go to school two days a week and spend the other three at home with me. Not even just "with me", but actually with me teaching him. We've enrolled him in a private school that attempts to give the best of both the private school domain and the homeschool domain. So, professionals choose the cirriculum, teach it, test the students, etc. Then the parents are involved in reviewing the lessons, doing homework, and teaching through exercises.

It will be great for us, but well, I have to get myself, our home, and my three children in gear for it. While I am teaching James on his three days at home (they suggest setting aside 3 or 4 hours), my other two sons (3 and 2) must be kept from malicious mischief. Hence, I am going to have them running on a half-hour rotation through toys and crafts - lest they get bored and look for matches :-). In short, I've got my hands full getting all this together so, I may be a little less frequent of a poster over the next few weeks. And, sadly, I'm not going to get to do much research for the "Gardens in Art" series this month. Bear with me!

Once we're in a rhythm I should be back full-steam. I get very grumpy when my art or blog are neglected, so I don't expect it to be too long. Have a good weekend!


Kasie Sallee said...

Best Wishes with everything! We're on the verge of big changes too.

Jo Castillo said...

Rose, you sound soooo busy. Take care of yourself!


Rose Welty said...

Best Wishes for you too Kasie! I will be thinking of you Monday.

Jo, thanks for the reminder. My chocolate intake always increases in times like this! I couldn't get through the day without a chocolate bar and a cup of tea.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

oooh wow Rose, how good of you to do. I dont think our system supports such a think down here. One of my very good friends is getting serious about homeschooling .. so i am hearing all of her fears and worrys and hurdles she has to jump.

good luck let us know how it goes.

Rose Welty said...

Belinda, I will let you know. I know lots of people who homeschool. I definitely couldn't go for full-time homeschool, but this seems a good thing for us to try.