Our first week of homeschool is over and done with.
If I were the grading type, and I am… I’d give our week an A+!!! Yes, with three exclamation marks!
When I started with my long range plans, I mapped out a general “we should be in this chapter by midyear….” And then I got really crazy and wrote down exactly how many pages SG should complete per day per subject to reach the goal of finishing the curriculum. Then I read the chill out blogs and erased the page number
requirements. Er, guidelines.
And I did some soul searching and decided it was time to relax. I want our learning time to be enjoyable, fun and full of excitement! Ok, I know not every subject will be super exciting, but I want SG to grow to love learning! I have to take the public school mentality out of my brain, and imagine a cozy, home learning environment.
I am so thankful for all the blogs I’ve read that said to relax, don’t stress and enjoy our learning time together.
People keep writing, “Learning happens all day, throughout the day, in natural environments and through play.” It’s so true. Now that I’m paying attention, I see SG thinking through things and asking questions all day long.
Today at breakfast, SG was talking about the difference in age between the Huzz and me. (Almost 2 years)
“Mom, when you’re 40, will Daddy be 42?”
“And when you’re 42, Daddy will be 44?”
She would’ve kept going but I was actually writing this post and told her to eat her breakfast. Why did I stop her? I’ve still got so much to learn!!!
There she is, eating breakfast and working on counting by 2’s. Just because she wanted to and has a curious mind. 🙂
(We just finished week 2. I have written about that and it’s coming soon. I’m just behind in posting. I’m so excited to actually find time to blog this school year!)