Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Rosalie - How is she doing?

Last week the question was asked, "How is Rosalie doing while we do school?"
Rosalie is doing quite well! I have changed and tweaked our schedule quite a bit to accommodate Rosalie. Instead of having Martin and Aaron do there work at the same time, while I rotate them through the lessons that they need to me to teach ... I start the day with Jonathan, while Aaron and Martin entertain the princess.(although sometimes she likes to join in with Jonathan on his lessons - and we do like to include her!) When I am done with Jonathan, I work with Aaron. At this point, Jonathan and Martin try to keep Rosalie occupied. Once I am close to being done with Aaron, I sit Martin down with some of his work. Aaron then takes his turn at keeping Rosalie occupied.
This schedule never gets us done before lunch - but it is so much easier for me to keep the student focused. (and myself focused as well!) It also has me doing the greater part of Martin's school work while Rosalie naps. Martin's school work is a great deal more intense that J or A's. So, it only makes sense to utilize Rosalie's naptime to school Martin.
Rosalie's switch to one nap has been beautiful!!! Jonathan's switch(from 2 to 1 nap) didn't go very well - so I am thrilled with how Rosalie is doing! She almost always sleeps for about 2 1/2-3 hours each afternoon.
Rosalie also had her first week of Awana last week! Of course, she doesn't get to actually go ... but it has changed her routine a little, so it's worth mentioning! She stays home with Daddy, while I take the boys and I go to Awana. It was a little sad to watch her try to put her shoes on while the boys were getting ready to leave.
However, Rich said that she did very well and they had some good Daddy/daughter bonding time!


  1. So glad to hear the new schedule is working. You are the second homeschooling mom this week that has told me about having the older ones occupy younger ones as the other student is being taught. Seems like it is the way to go!!

    WOW about the naps! Such an answer to prayer for you I am sure! You deserve it after all your sleepless nights. YAY ROSALIE!

    That daddy/daughter time is priceless! I am sure Rich just loves being able to have that special time with just her!

  2. What a sweetie! So glad that you have found a schedule that works for school!

  3. That is so great that the boys are able to entertain Rosalie while the others are doing school work! She is such a sweet little girl and I know she loved having her daddy/daughter time!