Thursday, October 4, 2012

All Quiet on the Home Front

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?  

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