Domestic Bliss Report

Motherhood is hard work. If we don't stick together, we'll all fall apart.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

It's Saturday, and we did some school.

One of the advantages of homeschooling, and starting it young, is the kids don't know any better. Madeleine and I just did some math, per her request--she's finishing up as I type. She did her language arts (reading, sight words, spelling) with Daddy this morning while I sneaked in my shower.
The Boy wanted to do some school today, too. I broke out his Preschool Scholar book and he did some number work, coloring and circling groups of up to 7. He doesn't yet have the fine motor skills to trace or write the numbers themselves yet, but he's not quite four. I'm not worried. While he was working, he said, "I love doing home school."
See, the kids haven't learned yet that they're supposed to dislike school, live for the weekends when they don't have to go. They don't know it's a five-day-a-week obligation with a two-day weekend respite. Instead, "school" is something fun like playing cars, Legos, or puppets. Since it usually has a parent involved, it's even cooler--like being read to.

Just another example of my kids not knowing any better.



At 3:13 PM, Blogger The Mom With Brownies (The story of us) said...

I find that also, even with the older ones. Though sometimes they just do not want to do work they will sometimes in the evenings or on weekends ask to "play" the math game on the chalkboard. They write math problems on the board and try to stump each other with problems. Either they don't realize it was a "game" I made to teach or they just don't care. Oh and don't get me started on Wednesday Movie Day. They STILL think it's a day off! LOL We talk about the social issues in the movies, sometimes delve into the sciences, like with Findng Nemo and talking about all the fish and so on. They just think it's a fun day with a movie thrown in, and they are right I suppose. Maybe it's me who is being tricked! LOL


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