Thursday, December 11, 2008

Math in pajamas

My kids work best when they're fresh. Not fresh and clean, just fresh out of bed. Even as an otherwise non-morning person, I teach best in the morning, too. We try to get as much school work in before lunch as possible, even if that means working with bad breath and bed head.

We don't even require matching jammies!

We're brushing up on telling time. It's not an easy skill to master when the only analog clock in your home is from Our Name Is Mud.

And you have to work extra hard when there's so much "help" being offered.

I was not a fan of collaborative learning until we started homeschooling. I was so wrapped up in individualized education, I became blind to the benefits of learning from others.

Now there's a very limited amount of one-on-one teaching in our house. We're big on group effort.

And we're very big on time chips!

Our ancient kitchen table has the scars to prove it.

It is now 1:07.


Lorrie Veasey said...

Who really cares about long as it's good?

Just sayin.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I admire you on the home schooling just becoming an option here...

I would of been stumped with my son as he was transferred to a gifted school early but I would of loved to be home with my daughter...

PearlsOfSomething said...

NSW explicitly legalized homeschooling in 1990. Maybe social acceptance hasn't kept up, but it's been an option for a long time- a protected one for nearly two decades.

Hsing gifted kids is fun! My 10yo ds keeps me on my toes, and the rest of them are following closely. Heaven help me, lol.

Lorrie Veasey said...

Carrie- this is your blog reminder--please update. Just throw the kids in front of the TV and let Barney teach them a thing or two--I need content.