This post is part of a series showing the realness of homeschooling---the ugly, frustrating, and wonderfulness of it all.
Today was a quiet day. I-E hasn’t been feeling well so I let her sleep in while E-R and I worked on Megawords. E-R passed her test and was able to move onto the next unit.
I-E was still snoozing at that point. E-R worked on to her online math class. I tackled making ten pounds of apples into three jars of applesauce.
I’ve noticed that if left to their own devices E-R and I-E work on math for longer than the one hour each day I require. So why do I not leave them to their own devices more often?
E-R made herself some lunch and read for an hour while I-E took a long bath. I cleaned the kitchen.
E-R and I-E both worked on history at this point. Yesterday we read and discussed the sequence of events that took place during the Revolutionary War. Today, they worked on a paper about those events and worked on finishing up their reading on that period of history. I canned a batch of jam.
That summed up our day. It was a quiet slow lazy kind of day. Why do they mostly happen when someone is sick? Why don’t we plan to have them just because?