*2*Cub is taking an on-line Marine Bio class on-line. Tech/test run this week. Looks fantabulous! Flower keeps at the Time for Learning- her fav areas are science and language arts.
*3*Lots of housework. We primed and painted and re-painted the basements worth of trim. It is one giant puzzle piece as we are using re-claimed 12" trim from the second floor. Instead of 4 rectangular rooms the basement has 3 rooms, including a 6 sided room. So it had to be measured and cut and then checked. Somehow about 60% of the 6 -sided room wasn't measured right and has to be re-done. This doesn't usually happen to my detail oriented, somewhat ocd dh. Back to the cutting table. Again. It's where he lives.
In other house news, 2 more door-knobs were installed. I hope to get the other half of the attic primed and then a color thrown up and the last laundry room wall just needs finish sanded and it's ready for prime and paint. It is really, finally, really getting finished.
I'm doing a Before/ After Pin of Summer Projects sometime soon- soon as in, as soon as I get caught up with my life.
*4*I'm reading Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Chiaverini- a well written, fascinating pov about the Civil War, abolition and Mrs. Lincoln's challenges, which were many.
Cub is reading Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. I informed him that not liking the book was not optional.
Feeche is reading something by Karen Hancock. His fantasy kick continues.
*6*Reviews: A Child's Geography by Knowledge Quest - don't forget to sign up for the massive give-away!
Beauty in the Heart by Doorposts
*7*The Science and Art of Motivation by Andrew Pudewa
1) Children like to do what they like to do- they like to get better.
2) Children want to do what they think they can do.
3) Children hate to do what they think they cannot do. Children prefer punishment to failure.
I think the above it good to keep in mind. I also like what Leigh Bortiens says about not catering to our kids likes all the time, shoring up their weaknesses as we encourage their strengths. It's a fine line and difficult to walk, especially with strong willed kids, ld's or other challenges. What do you think?
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