Thursday, April 30, 2009

Off the Record

It's the first of the month tomorrow, which means I have to fax in my attendance. As I was checking off our April school days, I found myself stuck on today. Looking back at the day, I realize it has been one of those days where I wrecklessly squandered away the hours.

Yes, we did have Book Club, but we sure didn't prepare for it. And I know...the kids are the ones who were supposed to do the work for their presentations, but it was my responsibility to give them some guidance. I chose instead to teach them how to "wing it". I did this enough in school to not only know how to do it well, but also to appreciate the necessity of such a skill.

And we did visit both a bookstore and a library, which I suppose I could fanagle into some type of field trip or "literary outing", but really, who am I kidding? When you look at the fact that I did little to nothing when we returned home from our bogus educational outings and therefore requested little to nothing of the children...well, it's probably no surprise that I didn't check the little box on April 30.

3 comments:

CrossView said...

I have problems checking off a Saturday on the attendance report when we get in a whole day's worth on a weekend. I think I could only bring myself to do it once....


Funny how those little boxes make you think! LOL!

Kathleen said...

Yeah, those boxes keep me accountable. I have friends who fill in the whole year up front, but I can't do that. Gotta consider the box on a daily basis!

Arby said...

Is faxing-in attendence a state homeschool law requirement? Learning how to "wing it" is a valuable lesson. I'm glad to see you're on top of your children's education!