Thursday, January 07, 2010

Back to school

We started up school again on Monday. I usually dread starting again after a break, but this wasn't too bad. Everyone has been cooperative and the process has been mostly painless!

We'll be adding two activities to our schedule. Jonathan will start private drum lessons week after next. His teacher is a drummer from our church. He has a very erratic work schedule and wasn't sure how he could be consistent with lessons, but we saw him last weekend and he said he almost never works Monday mornings. So Monday mornings it is! One more reason to homeschool! They will be working on drum set and snare drum technique.

And Benjamin will be starting pianos lessons next week with a "real" teacher. I've been teaching him myself for a year and a half and he's doing really well. But it was time for someone besides Mom and who actually knows what their doing to take over. I'm excited to see how he does with someone else.

Zachary has been taking private saxophone lessons since August. So now all three are in lessons. But that is something I don't mind spending time and money on.

As for knitting...I'm still waiting on that yarn order. So I'm knitting some socks with a ball of yarn I've had in my stash for a couple years.

How do I knit while homeschooling? Answer a question, knit a round. Answer another question, knit a round. Go let a dog out, knit a few stitches. Let that dog in and the other one out, knit a few stitches. Knit while listening to Ben read. Etc, etc,...


Regina said...

we are homeschooling while knitting twins ;) socks look great (no surprise)

A Joyful Mommy said...

I am glad you got off to a great start after the break!
I get asked "the knitting question" all the time! I love your sock yarn! What pattern are you using?

The Wades said...

Those socks are seriously cool! Love them. I tell you what, you and Regina are making almost crave learning.

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