Friday, February 22, 2013

Homeschool Update

It's been a little over a month since we started homeschooling.
I am now an expert.
Ha.

We have had good days and bad days but overall, I think it's unanimous.
We love it.
(Please excuse the iPhone pictures)

Where else can you do school on the floor?





Or in your pajamas?  (I did have a picture of that but have been forbidden from posting it.)


Or on your mom and dad's bed?

The kids have been pretty good about not fussing about their lessons, although I did have to institute a reward system for good behavior.  Everyone who does their school work without stalling, fussing, or making mama cry, gets a Dove chocolate at the end of the day.  They also get a star for each day of good behavior and after 10 days they get to pick a prize from the prize box--full of fun stuff from the $1 section at Target.  So far it's working.

The other day the boys were studying Davy Crocket.  So we broke out our hat.
You know....the hat that Davy is famous for.
Jake put it on because being in character helps you retain more knowledge.  Right?

 Until....
Jordan brought me his workbook and pointed to the hat that Davy actually wore.
Gasp.
It had no similarities whatsoever to a coonskin.
And it went on to say that he wore a completely different style.
Well...burst my bubble.
We thought we had been so clever digging out the coon....

7 comments:

Jean said...

YAYAY!! I am so glad all is going well and you are enjoying it!!

Praise God!!

Angie said...

Laughin' at the hat situation. I've been humbled so many times on this homeschool journey, esp. with kids who like to do research...and prove me wrong. No dove chocolates for you!

Kim K. said...

As always, I'm super duper impressed!

Meredith said...

I LOVE it!!!! You are a pro! I'll be taking notes from you when you come! :)

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Sharon said...

So glad everyone is happy with the new routine! Actually, it looks like fun! :)

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