Today's during math, I had to step back for a moment and express my thanks to God for the opportunity to homeschool my child. This could never happen in a public school setting:
First--we were doing this at 6:30 in the morning. Fritz woke up and he wanted to get school started (disclosure: he's not always this enthusiastic but Daddy said no basketball until school is done-a big motivator). When he wants to learn, I'll make time to teach.
Second--we were both still in pajamas. We don't have to worry about latest fashion trends or school uniforms.
Third--We do our schoolwork in a game show format. It just makes it more fun. Today's format was "Who wants to be a millionaire?" Each math problem was assigned a dollar value. We had more than 15 problems though, so we continued up to a $5 million problem. I hope he never tries to collect his winnings.
Fourth--Fritz was standing on a rocking chair for the lesson. Now before you panic about safety--it's a childsize rocker with a flat seat and only eight inches off the ground. He's a kinesthetic learned so trying to stay balanced on the chair provides him just enough movement to concentrate on the lesson. He could never do this in a public classroom.