Homeschooling for us did not come without much thought and debate. Now that we are here it is obvious to our whole family that this was the right decision. It feels right, I sometimes laugh thinking "why weren't we doing this before?". That being said we are all still finding our way. There is no set schedule which I love. Our life is crazy enough in the afternoons and evenings with gymnastics, basketball, Odyssey of the Mind and other scheduled events. It feels nice to move a little slower in the mornings and to sometimes be spontaneous.
There is a rhythm that we all have naturally fallen into and seems to be working for us. I tend to get up first and do a little tidying, maybe start some bread dough. Corey is never far behind me and without words he generally starts in on a project of some sort. Often there is something he was working on the day before that he has had some sort of epiphany about in bed whether it be building a tower from blocks, a fort under the table or today for instance it's a spear meant for hunting wild boar I do believe (we are reading Swiss Family Robinson which obviously is influencing his play). He has always been this way, very imaginative and eager to get up and going in the morning. Molly on the other hand is much slower to get going in the morning, I often have to wake her up or I'm sure she would sleep until 9 or 10 am! She is going to be our night owl for sure, just like her dad.
After breakfast things move around differntly as they unfold. I've got a lesson plan for them that varies; sometimes there is just strait up workbook work to do. We like workbooks, they are honestly a great way for me to get a little house cleaning done, maybe a little crafting time, or like right now a blog post. I admit that it's nice to have them at an age where they can work sometimes independently. I'm right there for questions which there often are and we work things out together. Sometimes the two of them figure it out without me (I love to be listening to these little tidbits).
Living Crafts They are just darling and she's become such a good little knitter.
Greg is about to start some art history lessons with them so we're getting books on impressionism from the library today. There is no one better to go to a museum with than my husband he really knows art!
|Always something to be discovered in a mud puddle.|