As usual, this post will be linked to the Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
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.
For October, I have a fall break planned for us, but honestly I don't think Agent E is going to let me do that. She has asked every weekend to do school with Mommy and I think if I tell her we're going to skip an entire week she will look at me like I'm nuts. However, we are taking two full weeks off at Thanksgiving to travel, so I suppose that will be our break?
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?
Thanks for reading and have a blessed day.