Our new year has started off with all of us catching colds (two with coughs) and one of my teeth becoming painfully sore and then requiring a root canal, which was done today. Sigh. We started our homeschooling back up last week, but all we did was a little math and the kids’ online classes. This week we’re still running half-steam. I’m so glad we homeschool so that we can go at our own pace and take it easy when we need to. I can’t imagine having the hassle of calling a school and begging them to excuse my children while they are home sick, then worrying about how many days of school they are missing and if we will be penalized for it, plus catching them up. Or forcing them to go to school with a bad cold and exposing other kids to their germs. It’s so nice to be on our own calendar. Just one more reason to cheer homeschooling.
The best part of taking it easy is that we have more time for reading. Here is what we’re all reading, separately and together-
Marissa is reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury for English and The Beast Within by Serena Valentino just for fun.
Marcus is reading The Sorceress by Michael Scott. Together, we are reading, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Also, the three of us are reading, Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. We’re really enjoying it. And I am currently reading, Emma, A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith.