Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Why I love homeschooling - Reason #1

We can be so flexible in our choice of setting for our day of schoolwork. Today is Tom's last day at home so we decided to go to the lake for a few hours. David brought his history and read it for about fifteen minutes, then he went swimming, played, ate lunch, and read history again. Joan brought her algebra and went swimming, then worked her entire lesson and ate lunch.

Tom, Jacy, and Sarah got on the Sea-Doo and went for a ride and explored several islands about a mile away from Mom and Dad's house. Marley and Sam went for rides with Tom, then swam, played, and ate lunch. I brought a couple of books to read, a sock to knit, and a unit study guide I'll be using this year with the three younger children. I ended up deciding which activities we'd do in the unit study for the next four weeks, then ate lunch and read Bob Greene's book:

(Don't ask me how it is, because I'm only to page 39. I gave copies to my brother and to my father for Father's Day, and when I saw it at the library last week I decided I wanted to read it too. Actually, I knew I wanted to read it when I gave it to Chuck and Dad, but I didn't want them to think I gave it to them because I wanted to borrow it to read later!)

I enjoyed reading and planning out on the patio while listening to the children play and swim. I love homeschooling!

After about two hours we packed up and drove home (Sarah got in 45 minutes of driving time today - only about 75 more road-hours to go until I'm ready to turn her loose alone behind the wheel!). Now I'll go over Latin with the girls and the rest of the children will complete any work they have to do. We'll help Tom pack, load the van, and enjoy our afternoon and evening together.

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Blogger Donna Boucher said...

It looks like your homeschooling is a lovely experience!

Ours is too :o)

3:40 PM  
Blogger Jeannine said...

What a lovely place! And you look lovely and happy sitting there doing your planning.

Where is Tom going now?

9:05 PM  

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