|Our work area|
|Art: painting with pom poms|
|Science: What happens when you add lots of water to the sand box?|
|Math: decorating our Number One poster|
You know who did the best in my classes over the years? The kids who had private tutoring of some sort. I had an open invitation for students to come to me after school, before school, and at lunch to work one on one. The kids who did that learned more. Some students had tutors that their parents paid for. They learned more. Some students had parents who spent tons of time working with them in productive ways. They learned the most. But all of that tutoring took place outside of the regular school day, meaning that those kids had an even longer time they were required to sit still and pay attention. What if I could give my kids PURELY one on one (or maybe one on two) instruction? We could get through so much more academics in less time, leaving much of our day for enrichment, and sports, and socializing with other kids!
Homeschooling will give me the opportunity to work according to my kids' needs. Slow, fast, different learning styles, morning, evening, the sky's the limit! They do not have to fit into anyone else's box. And I don't want them to.
|Phy Ed: Climbing rocks on a hike with Hike It Baby|