Wednesday, August 11, 2010
2nd Day/Toka Päivä!
Love the pajamas on Little Miss? Homeschooling is great :) Mr. T on the bottom corner was reading in his bed after school.
We had a great second day of school! Yesterday was ok, but slightly frustrating as there (always) is a learning curve to a new program (I'm sure we'll continue to struggle a bit with this..), and we got such a late start since we went hiking (I added hiking pictures to my previous post!). But today we started first thing in the morning.
My 6th Graders did 5-6 lessons each (our Monarch curriculum has Language Arts, Science, Math, History & Geography and Bible, plus Mr. T is taking 7th Grade British Literature elective), and it took them about 4 hours each to complete a full day.
The surprise of the day was our preschooler! Or rather the mommy of the preschooler. Little Miss loves doing schoolwork and just wants to learn. She wants to know how to write everything, and practices hard everyday. She is actually asking to be homeschooled! It's the mommy who has a hard time being a preschool teacher. I'm lacking that homeschool mom gene of loving being a teacher (it's true - it's not my calling). Plus Little Miss could really use the structure and peer (also other adult!) interaction a preschool group provides.
However, last night The Captain & I got to go on a date (yay!), and after a yummy Indian dinner we ended up at Barnes & Nobles. I started browsing the homeschooling book section, and found these preschool books on sale ($5.98 each!). They looked like something Little Miss would enjoy, and since we don't know if she will be attending preschool or not (b/c of The Move), I picked them up. Today Little Miss was flying through them, and we BOTH had fun! Amazing!!
Maybe the Captain & I will have to go on another date, and go back for the rest of the books!
PS. No worries - I won't be posting about every single of school day :)
Toka kotikoulupäivä takana, ja se meni paljon paremmin kuin eka päivä eilen (alkuvaikeuksia)! Kuudesluokkalaisilla kesti noin 4 tuntia tehdä 5-6 oppituntia (englanti, matikka, tiede, historia&maantieto ja raamattu + yhdellä pojalla myös Englannin kirjallisuus). Meidän pikku kerholainen teki noin 1-2h kerhotehtäviä kirjoista, jotka löysin eilen illalla treffeillämme. Minun kutsumukseni ei todellakaan ole olla opettaja (tämä kotikoulu vaan sopii tämänhetkiseen elämäntilanteeseemme), mutta yllätyksekseni meillä molemmilla oli hauskaa näiden kerhokirjojen parissa!