Thursday, September 27, 2012

Checking @ the Old School

I haven't removed my email address from the old school forum I used for my children for years. My curious mind got me reading about the first few weeks of school. The complaining, lack of communications, lesson materials missing, computers/monitors/printers/inks late deliveries, welcome live lessons, and lastly so much testing.

I am so glad that I pulled my children out of it. We have so much time now, and we are able to do so much out of classes. It's not always a book lessons. I can say that we do more out of the books lessons than in the books, which they enjoy very much. I can never put them back in that kind of environment.

Thanks to DH for pushing me so hard on doing our own home learning. He always got my back with learning matter.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Our Third Week @ Home Learning

I think our schedule is pretty much set by now. I am helping them with LA, LIT, Reading, and Math five days a week. Science, History, Art, & Music are simply a filler when we don't have time to sit and do the four things I mentioned first. Science is also included when we go outside in the garden and camping, along with geography.

My 2nd oldest love our setting now than last year. He gets plenty of rest in between lessons. I have not done anything about the Constitutions and man made statutes, policies, regulations, and so forth. I think I will have more time doing a plan about it in winter. I also enjoy helping my children with our own curriculum. Each child that I reported have their own portfolio to pick from when PDE ask for work samples. 

As long as they don't knock on my door, I am a happy camper.