We made it! Whew! By mid week Aaliyah and Naomi weren't as excited about homeschooling as they were before. (Neither was I) So Thursday and Friday I slacked off a bit. I slept in a little later, started school later, didn't finish all the subjects....(Gasp!) It was great!
This is our 9th year teaching our children at home and I still struggle with trying to mimic the traditional school setting. After teaching Aaliyah and Naomi this week I was quickly reminded, we are different. We do school differently. It's okay.
I still LOVE a schedule. I have to have a schedule. It gives me peace. Although I was more relaxed Thursday and Friday, I felt more organized and together Monday-Wednesday. So, next week we'll once again wake up at our "scheduled" time, do our chores, and start school work. If by Thursday, I need to
(sleep in) loosen up, it's okay.
I do not want my children to hate school. One of our goals in home educating is to foster an environment where learning is fun! That doesn't mean there won't be tears. Because as we experienced this week, learning can also be hard. There are those moments where we must push through and then there are moments where we must take a break.
Here are a few pictures that I was able to capture one day in a very short period of time.
|A smiley, happy Naomi!|
|.....and there's Andrew. Oh wait! Where is Andrew???|
|These are the pictures I was telling you about. Literally 10 minutes after the tears. Note the perfectly written 8.|
|Take a picture of me now, Mom! (runny nose and all)|