We did another 2 days worth of lessons today. I really like this! Most weeks, we have so much going on that we don't get to lessons every single day. (And the real reason I'm able to do this is b/c we are down to one car this week and I can't go to the gym in the morning.) Our curriculum, Sonlight, has a 5-day lesson plan and a 4-day lesson plan, but the 4-day plan does not cover as much. So, I have now found my own solution of doubling up on days when I want to or need to. That's what HSing is all about - learning however and wherever you want!
I bought some carpet freshener during my last grocery store visit. I did the living room yesterday before dinner and decided to do the family room this morning. I sprinkled it on the carpet, set the timer for 15 minutes and then B and I began our lessons. When the timer went off I said, "OK, I need to vacuum the carpet freshener up. You play for a few minutes while I do that." To my delight and surprise, B wailed, "NOOOOO! Don't vacuum! I want to do more lessons!" I had to just stop and savor the moment as tears came to my eyes. Even as adults, we need positive feedback once in a while. Something to let us know that we really are doing the right thing, especially when it comes to our children. I don't think B will ever know how much that meant to me - my proudest teacher moment to date.
- I am a very lucky woman with a husband and son who are smart, witty and entertaining. Our son, B, attended public school for two years, and then we embarked on a new adventure in the Fall of 2010 - homeschooling. We don't have all the answers, but we know B and this has been the best thing for him. I blog to preserve our stories and our memories, share recipes, vent and ramble on about our crazy, yet blessed, life. Would you care to follow along?