As a result of a difficult year we are still plowing through our school work that ideally would have been done in May. It’s so hot outside though that the kids don’t want to go outside and play anyway. While we do try to get out and do some fun things, we’re normally working hard at home.
I’ve been letting the children watch much more TV than usual when their school work is done. We subscribed to Netflix and they have been streaming the Curious George (my favorite) and other shows. Sometimes I watch with them and other times I work.
My girls have this game of paper dolls that they have created. They are paper doll fairies that they have painstakingly drawn, cut, and colored. Yesterday I became aware that they were decapitating them. I was horrified! “So we can bury them,” they said.
“That’s awful! I don’t like you girls playing that way,” I gaped. “It must be all those cartoons you’ve been watching,” I jumped to conclusions, “I’m not going to let you watch them any more.”
“Oh no Mom,” my daughter said in all honesty, “we didn’t learn it from cartoons. We learned it from history!”
“Uh…” I suppose I can’t tell them no more history. Ha ha.
Seems like a lot of fun with home schooling. We will be happy that regular school starts soon (no hone schooling). I wonder how you or others manage home schooling with different age kids?
Also, I’ve compiled some ideas to help smart parents on back to school savings. If you could please provide any valuable feedback from home schooling perspective, that would help us and others? (If it is easier, you can leave it on facebook page)
Haha! That’s funny! It’s too hot here in AZ to be outside much during the day so we are in the same boat.