Saturday, July 23, 2011

Homeschool Journal: Week 2

In my life this week..
a whole lot of nothingness. The girls are staying with Nana and Granddaddy (my parents) in Virginia for 2 weeks. This is the longest they have been away from home. We have 5 more days until we go to Va to meet them...I'm counting down! Let me just say I am BORED!! What did I do with myself prior to having children??

In our homeschool this week..
again, nothing. No little ones at home means no homeschooling taking place. This is the beauty of home education. The girls get the opportunity to spend two weeks with their grandparents..they take it. They are learning/experiencing more there than I could teach in a month. We will just add in a couple extra days here and there to make up the time.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share...
as I mentioned previously, learning happens in all sorts of ways. We need to get away from the thinking that schooling only happens during our scheduled homeschooling hours.

Things I'm working on..
I've started making the girls some fall pillowcase dresses. This is the latest. It's a thin corduroy material. I plan to match it with brown leggings and a white shirt underneath.

I'm grateful for...
the fact that my children have grandparents who are so involved in their lives.

I'm praying for...
a speedy, healthy delivery for one of my very best friends. Baby Davis you are loved so much already and need to come on out and meet everyone!

A photo/video/quote to share...
"We destroy the love of learning in children, which is so strong when they are small, by encouraging and compelling them to work for petty rewards–gold stars, or papers marked 100 and tacked to the wall, or A’s on report cards, or honor rolls, or dean’s lists or Phi Beta Kappa keys–in short, for the ignoble satisfaction of feeling that they are better than someone else."-John Holt