Monday, November 15, 2010

Some Days Are Good

When my kids do a lesson that they grasp right away, that is a good. When it takes more than an hour to explain things too them, that is a bad day. However, I like it better because they are learning something than the things they pick up right away. It seems effortless when all they have to do is take the assessment and move on to the next lesson or units.

I can say I like both, but it's not easy when you are educating three grade levels. The day goes pretty fast, but it takes us the whole day to finish the day lessons. I enjoy it the most when we are done before three, because I have plenty of time preparing and cooking dinner. In the other hand, when they aren't done before 3 o'clock they have to make or get their own dinner from the fridge and I will end up cooking five dinners.

Yes, the good and the bad of educating your children at home. Furthermore, I will never put them in public school.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Educating During The Holidays

My days will be dragging again because of all the holiday coming our way. My kids get very hard to motivate with so many days off. However, I needed some rest during this time too, and I cannot just continue educating them without some rest. I get very tired especially when DH goes away to meetings. I feel insecure when he is not home and most of the time we tag along.

The cold weather is not much help either. Having less day light makes me blue this time of year. I wish we can move somewhere warm when winter comes, but that is another story.

I also realize that I need to start gift shopping for Christmas. Yes, I wanted to skip Christmas too, instead teach my kids how Christmas came about and what it really means. Again, that is another story, they already know about it and cannot be undone. Corporation will be making a lot of money from us again this year...ugh.