Monday, January 7, 2008

A Typical Day of Homeschooling

What does a typical day of homeschooling look like?

  1. A calm, sunny morning, with all the kids quietly and productively at work: one son is working on math at the big table, a daughter is reading history, the youngest is working on keyboarding and times tables. Mom moves between them as needed to help, then gets a few of her own things done.
  2. School is getting done, but only Mom can tell. One son is in his room working on his computer, the daughter is making dinner, and the youngest is building a crane out of Lego Mindstorms. (That’s computer science, chemistry of food, and engineering/programming, in case you are curious.)
  3. Mom races around town, dropping kids at the Food Bank, a guitar lesson, and the climbing gym.
  4. Friday afternoon and no one has gotten very much school done this week because life has intervened: someone is sick, a crisis comes up, Mom is needed elsewhere, a friend is in town, there is fresh powder on the ski hill all week.
  5. All of the above.

If you answered "All of the Above", you are right – sometimes all in the same week.

1 comment:

Mrs. Darling said...

Yep that sums it up in a nutshell! LOL