Well, we just finished off week four of this homeschooling experiment and everyone survived. I guess we'll be doing this again next month :-)
|That inquisitive little monkey sure is captivating|
Our big "new" thing this week was introducing computer games. Agent E loves them . . . her faves so far are Curious George, Word World, and Super Why (all from PBS Kids Go!). I don't know why, but I really thought it would take her longer to get comfortable with the computer and learning to navigate. In reality it took about 14 seconds, give or take, and most of that was me talking. Agent J is fascinated as well, but she just watches while E controls the mouse.
I have a fall break planned, but honestly I don't think Agent E is going to go for it. She has asked to do school every weekend and I think if I tell her we're going to skip an entire week she will look at me like I'm nuts.
How do you handle "time off" in your homeschooling calendar? Regular intervals or only when necessitated by going out of town, illness, etc.? Planned or spontaneous? Something special (e.g., family vacation) or just *not* the daily grind? Do your kids look forward to it?
As usual, this post will be linked at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.