There are a many things I am learning along the way as we grow in our homeschool journey. One of the biggest things I have learned is that our day does not always go as planned. And you know what? That is just fine.
I can say we are still trying to find our groove, but really I am learning that our groove might look different each day.
Some days we get Language Arts, History/Geography, Math, Bible and Read a Loud time done all in one chunk. (We are still struggling to find a way to work Science into our day.)
Then some days I find that we get through just a few subjects and the kids need a break.
Or I need a break. And further subjects are tabled until later in the day.
Or the evening….
As a matter of fact one day last week we saved our Read a Loud time until after dinner and baths.
They thought this was way too cool.
They thought it was a special treat to do school work while it was getting dark outside.
They even bragged about it to our other homeschool friends a few days later.
Changing things up and doing what works best for us is one of the coolest things about homeschooling.
And let me share something else that is really cool about homeschooling. Letting our kids be creative and express their artful ways.
While I was reading I asked them to work on their cutting skills. I gave each of them a sheet of construction paper and asked them to cut the sheet into many long strips. They did and I continued to read.
Once they had cut their paper into strips they decided to make something with their paper. They took their glue sticks out of their school boxes and made their creations. They LOVE to make things with paper and glue or paper and tape. I kept reading.
When they finished they were so excited to show me what they had made.
Nick took all of his strips of paper and created a person.
Luke had taken his blue paper and made raindrops.
Luke said to me, ‘Mommy, we’re artful!’
Artful they are indeed!
Looks like we’re all finding our groove.