What a full month! You know those times that fly by and at the same time seem to never end? Well, that was October. There were so many sides to October. One part of October included the moving of our close friend. We spent many days cherishing our time together and packing up their house.
Another part of October we spent working through the kinks of our new co-op. The group is amazing and includes many new-to-homeschooling families. We have spent a lot of time working with families to learn the ins and outs of homeschooling. We have spent a lot of time working with the children on communication, working as a team, and deschooling. In addition to this, I taught the high schoolers a Medical Investigations class. The class turned out to be awesome. It utilized the information that the kids learned in past anatomy and physiology classes and added new information. The kids really enjoyed the class and surpassed my expectations.
Sims spent most of October working on a project about Elon Musk for his literature class, Algebra II and physics. He also began ACT prep. He has impressed me with his study skills and initiation this year. He also applied to take an online dual enrollment class through Landmark College in the spring.
Sawyer finished up her book, The House of the Scorpion, and began a class on the Hero’s Journey. She is also still working through biology and Algebra 1. She quickly finished up her Halloween outfit right before the big day!
Parks finished up Medieval China and Africa. He read Along the River and a book about Mansa Musa. He also worked hard on a fractions unit.
For fun, Sims and Sawyer have been climbing both indoors and out. Parks has learned some awesome new skills at the skatepark. Parks, Sims and I have gotten out sailing a little bit. We went apple picking in the mountains, climbing in the piedmont (climbing competition), and dreamt of the warm waves at the beach, 🙂
Overall, it was an emotional month. I dealt with quite a bit of anxiety this month. The kids worked with me and my moments of high stress. The month was busy and full. Thankfully, we have one amazing village to help during these months!