Friday Already?

I know you were all on the edge of your seats last week wondering “Will she or won’t she take the month off?”, weren’t you? Such a cliff-hanger!

Well, we didn’t. I decided to push on through, since we had such a good momentum built up. Alas, after getting through Monday and Tuesday with flying colors, I had the bright idea Wednesday morning that I could write a blog post in thirty minutes and start school afterward. Well, I did write the blog post, but not in thirty minutes. It took more than an hour. And then school did not start. Instead, my email overflowed with comments from a lot of unexpected places and I forgot about school for the rest of the morning. We did do some math and reading in the afternoon.  Then Thursday was my little girl’s third birthday, and we don’t do school on birthdays. And Friday? Well, when Wednesday and Thursday don’t happen, Friday is just kind of hard to believe in, isn’t it?

So, back to our regular schedule on Monday, and I have learned my lesson about posting anything before school. I really can’t accomplish much that way.

And what else is going on? I’m lamenting the fact that I’ve ignored art in our school for so long. It’s not that I don’t like art! It’s that I don’t know how to do it. So I’ve been perusing the archives of my new friend Barb, at Harmony Art Mom.  You should check out her whole blog. There’s lots to explore there. Her Four Fabulous Fauvist Paintings study turned out to be lots of fun for me and the kids, and they’re already more comfortable with art after doing it!

Check out Barb’s Squidoo lens about using Drawing with Children, too. I think that’ll help me immensely. I bought Drawing with Children a long time ago, thinking it would be perfect for teaching my kids to draw (and it is pretty great), but I really need someone to hold my hand with it. I’ve barely even gotten started, but I think I will after the New Year, using Barb’s tips and videos.

How about you guys? How was your week? Planning anything new for the New Year?