August 10, 2012 in Simple Home School
We took some pictures of the kids this evening finishing their school projects. Lily was working on cooking (a school subject on her request) making monkey bread and Ian was finishing his math.
I have to admit I had a lot of fun with Mondays post interviewing the kids. They had a bunch of fun too
This week we started out homeschool. I didn’t plan on starting for a few more weeks but we pulled the books out to start planning last Sunday and the kids decided they wanted to start. How can I say ‘no’ to that?
Monday Aug 6 began our homeschool year. I think it is our 4th …but early education is kind of fuzzy on what is school and what isn’t. I have come a long way in the last few years with how I homeschool and even what I think of homeschool. There has been struggles but overall I think we are getting somewhere. Really I think God gives us kids to break/teach us. I am sometimes a slow learner.
To continue the interview with the kids…Lets ask the kids about homeschool:
Me: What does it mean to homeschool?
Lily: it means staying at home and…
Ian: it means staying at home and doing school work — math, english, spelling, and activities
Lily: tomorrow it is going to mean field trips.
Ian: and we are going to bring some juice too.
Me: Do you like to homeschool? Why?
Lily: Half of me likes it and half of me doesn’t
Me: What is your favorite part of homeschool?
Lily: The field trips
Ian: The field trips
Me: What is your lease favorite?
Ian: I don’t have anything, I love them all
Me: What does a typical homeschool day look like?
Lily: It looks like doing my math in a flash and reciting a poem. It also means writing or something else.
Ian: Doing spelling quick
Lily: …and we go on field trips
Me: What did we do today?
Lily: We did math, memorization, a bike ride, and something else I can’t remember
Ian: I’m not done math yet
Me: What was your favorite field trip?
Ian: I don’t know
Lily: Going to the Children’s Museum
Me: Your favorite project?
Lily: The ear project. We made an ear that I could crawl through (with a drum inside). We made it out of two boxes. The Teepee and the skeleton we built. The skeleton was really sticky.
Ian: Mixing all that stuff.
Me: Is there something you would like to change with the way we homeschool?
Lily: field trips a little bit more often
There you have it. They are so stinking cute!
What our day really looked like was:
- Math, Writing, Memorization, History, and Cooking for Lily
- Math, Language Arts, Reading, and History for Ian
We spent 2 1/2 hours doing a bike ride and playing at the park this morning. They fit their above work in before and after. Tomorrow I have a surprise field trip planned for them
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