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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Tidbits... Sick Day...

Poor Boy. He woke up yesterday with a nasty sore throat and some stuffiness, which escalated through the day.

So we took a sick day. I don't even track sick days as they are (thankfully, and knock on wood) few and far between, and somehow we always make them up. He played around with computer animation and a physics program, downloaded a new driving game, napped off and on, and watched half of Spy Kids 2.

Hopefully today he'll feel better! I made sure he's taking in plenty of vitamins and fluids, and that he went to bed early last night, crossing my fingers that he slept in this morning as well.

How do you handle sick days? Do you log them as such, or are they just a part of the ebb and flow of homeschooling?

And I solved my writing dilemma from yesterday, after talking to The Boy a little. I'm going to try harder to make good use of the Brave Writer Lifestyle and The Writer's Jungle, and maybe, if I feel it is necessary, add in Igniting Your Writing once or twice a week I re-read this post, and this one, and they helped set my mind at ease. So this week, I assigned him a written narrative on science, based off what he's reading in the Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia on energy. I told him I am not worried abut spelling and punctuation - we're working on those anyhow - I just want him writing. And he's going to do a free write at some point during the week. I also made him a weekly assignment sheet for the areas he works on more or less independently, at his request.

Anyhow, hope you all are having a good week! Stay well!

1 comment :

  1. Aw, here's hoping Cyrus feels better soon.

    It depends on the illness. If my son is miserable, we take a day or two (as many as needed) off.

    If he's not feeling too bad, we do work. But I intentionally plan an extra long year (we homeschool year round) to make time for sick days. :)

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