Monday, November 9, 2009

You gotta love homeschool

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.


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