Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Do the write thing

Fake Quote of the Day:
"Writing is easy. It's putting the words together so they make sense that's hard." -J. Joyce
Tonight I have to take the two older boys for their annual homeschool evaluation. It's required in Pennsylvania. We have to be evaluated every year by someone approved by the state to do so, and get a signed letter from her saying that I am providing a good education at home.

We are fortunate to have found a wonderful evaluator who is also a long-time homeschooler. She is very understanding, supportive, and a great role model. If she ever quits evaluating, there will be a major uproar, I'm sure. Anyway, I'm not concerned about the actual evaluation. BUT...

We also, in this lovely state of PA, have to turn in a portfolio of work for each child 8 and older. Included in this portfolio must be a sample of writing. My children do not write. It's like the worst form of torture for my oldest son. It comes down to the last week every year, when I'm hounding him to please write ANYTHING so I can finish his portfolio. Talk about frustrating!

I tried getting him to learn typing so he can just type whatever, but he still won't do it. Unless it involves Bionicles, he's not interested. So we'll see what happens.

I might just enroll him in the composition class at co-op next year. Maybe someone else can drag it out of him.


  1. First I love that quote, so true so true. lol I guess I don't have that problem with my daughter, although my kids aren't homeschooled, but she loves to write like me. She's working on a story now as a lesson due on Monday lol. Does your son like animals? Maybe I dunno have him watch a squirrel playing outside and make a story about that. I keep watching this family of robins in the tree outside my back door and I might try to cowrite a story with my daughter for her to turn in instead of the one she's writing. lol Or maybe turn them both in. Anyway I got off track but I hope he gets something written for you.

  2. I've gotten really behind on all the OWOA bloggers. That fake quote doesn't need to be fake because it pretty much sums it up for me. I have such a hard time putting words together sometimes.