One of the aspects of homeschooling I’m enjoying is that every day is different. While our daughters have fallen into a routine of doing their subjects in a certain order, you never know what will spark their interest on a given day.
For my eight-year-old, yesterday was all about putting a lima bean in a cup of water to see if it would grow – then spending twenty minutes straight swinging on the backyard swingset when her work was done.
Our ten-year-old was working on a poster about mammals. She had chosen to study the domestic cat and was excitedly sharing facts with us as she wrote them down on notecards. She also had a brief introduction to algebra during math class, which I think she found rather “grown-up.”
I guess we’re still in the “honeymoon” phase of homeschooling, but I find that sitting alongside our children while they discover something new is a real pleasure. It leaves me wondering, “What will we learn today?”