All posts tagged boys

We’ve lost our Motivation

Published October 13, 2013 by Angela

Maybe it’s the weather, since the days are getting shorter. It seems like it is always dark out now, and as much as Erin has lost her interest in getting her homeschooling work done, I am starting to lose my desire to keep her ahead of the game. I think it is time to switch things up a bit. She keeps getting further and further behind, and I need to get her back on track. I have to say she is doing extremely well, she just seems to be bored now. Hence, field trips and science experiments.

I explained to her today about STEM and its importance from my perspective for my girls. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics are important for everyone, but also a male-dominated area generally in school and work. I want my girls to be comfortable with match and science, and also enjoy it!

So, I will be investigating some science experiments that I can get her going on, besides the rotting “Bob the Chicken” that is still in his bag and box, decaying on top of my refrigerator. He’s due for a change of salt mixture tomorrow, and I am going to ask Erin to do it tomorrow while I am doing things elsewhere. He really, really stinks and it’s a bit more than I can stand 🙂

Do you have any great motivators that work for you and yours when you get into a slump?

You did not just say that, did you? (PG)

Published October 3, 2013 by Angela

Oh My Goodness. Church was interesting tonight. After several years of teaching youngsters of various ages many lessons, this is the first time I was speechless. Only for about 3 seconds though, then I tried to fix the problem.

The theme tonight? Saying you’re sorry. What do I do? Ask if anyone has had to apologize to anyone recently. All the hands went up, so I gave everyone a turn to answer. The last boy of about 8 or 9 years old? Yeah, he got me good.

Boy: “I had to apologize to my friend when we were playing soccer for hitting him in the balls with the ball.”


Me again: “We can’t say that in here, we have to find better words to use.”

You would think I would have kept a closer eye on him for the rest of class, but noooooo, I tell everyone when it’s time to go to their next class to take their I’m Sorry cards they had made for someone with them. Without looking at them.

Thank goodness one of the other ladies happened to see his card before he got out the door and in his parents car because Yep, he made a card with a really accurate drawing of this said incident and wrote “I’m sorry I hit you in the nuts with my ball.”

😦 Let’s see if I can stay one step ahead of them next week. And how was YOUR night?