I think it is quite possible that I will learn just as much as the girls will from homeschooling. Have you seen this so-called ‘new math’? Try explaining to an 8 year old why you have to regroup the tens or add up to the nearest whole number, then subtract the difference from the difference. Yes, that is what I meant to type. It didn’t make a whole lot of sense to my 1990’s math brain, either. Used to be that someone would just borrow 10 from the column to the left to figure out what 274-197 was.
And language! The only thing I remember about parts of a sentence is what I learned from MadLibs. Now, not only can I tell you what a simple subject, a simple predicate, complete subject, and a complete predicate are, I can also combine them! Good thing too; my grammar is spotty on my blog. Heh.
As far as science is concerned, we’re chugging right along. I’ll be the first to tell you that universe science is of no use or interest to me. Until I hear from CNN that Ceres is planning on making Earth’s atmosphere it’s new home… Well, I just don’t care. This quarter is all universe science, too. Next quarter, we start with Earth science. Now THAT is something I can sink my teeth into!
Is it pathetic that I have learned more in the past 10 years that I have been OUT of school than I did while I was IN school? I learn more from Google than anyone. Don’t know the answer? Google it. Can’t find a place on a map? Google it. Need to see what a glockenspiel is? Google Image Search.And if I need to know more about the universe, I’ll check out Google Sky.
Perhaps I should turn over my homeschool parent responsibility to Google. Perhaps some of the school districts should turn over their teaching responsibilities to Google….
I jest, I jest.
In all seriousness, HS’ing is going great so far! We’re also doing a big ol’ study on Pioneer America, which includes all the Little House books, and a fabulous book called the Prairie Primer. Check it out.
That’s all for now. Our day starts bright & early… Oh, wait. No it doesn’t. We start at roughly 9, sometimes 10. In our PJ’s.
Why WOULDN’T you homeschool, with perks like that?