Saturday, February 09, 2008

No School Today

Are your kids as enthusiastic about school as mine are, lol? Do you take it personally when your kids don't like whatever you're doing in homeschool? Or do you unschool, so the kids are always learning something they're interested in? We're in our third year of homeschooling and I still feel like such an absolute newbie at this. I suppose from the perspective of someone who taught their children from Kindergarten through high school, I am. Even though we're still tweaking some things, I am pretty comfortable with where we are in our homeschool journey. Of course, being me, I'll probably always try to do better, but for the most part I feel the girls are progressing well. Sometimes I even feel like this is so easy, the girls can't be learning anything! But their father sees the progress they're making, and that helps me feel better.

The Scientist still talks about how bored she was in parochial school, and how much she disliked her lessons. In a way, it makes me feel badly, that perhaps time was wasted there needlessly, but it gives her a good background for appreciating homeschooling now. Wildchild appreciates homeschooling because she can wander around, get a snack when she feels like it, sprawl out on the floor, talk to herself while she's working, etc.

In other news, the sun is making appearances today, just to let us know it still exists. I'm trying to enjoy it to the full, as snow is predicted for tomorrow.


kate5kiwis said...

you know what we do lol.
but i have bought a grammar "fill in the blanks" book for J12 this year, just in case he's going to school next year, and... he's loving it!!! X

elephantschild said...

I alternate between being totally ok with the relaxed laid back approach we're taking so far, and FREAKING out about it.

I suppose that's normal. :)

Barb the Evil Genius said...

I alternate between being okay with how we're doing things, thinking the girls aren't learning enough, and wondering if we shouldn't be more relaxed and laid back.

Sniz said...

Yeah, I soak up the sun and watch anxiously for its appearance. School has been pretty easy for us this year too. It's my fifth year. It took me until this year to feel really comfortable with what I was doing.

The Hen (Charity) said...

Chick number 3 just gave me a laugh trying to read your little chalk board on your blog. Does that count as school?