The expression, “variety is the spice of life,” proved true in our home last week.
On Tuesday, we struggled through our regular routine of homeschooling. While I was tempted to take Wednesday off, I wanted to get one more day’s work accomplished since we are taking two days off this week due to a visit from my parents and to celebrate the girls’ birthdays.
Typically our daughters do their work at desks in the schoolroom/playroom. On Tuesday afternoon, I told them that Wednesday would be “School Around the House” day. They could work any where in the house they wanted (except my bedroom) and could change locations after each subject if they wished.
Our ten-year-old made up a schedule so that there wouldn’t be a conflict. One did Science under the dining room table while another did Writing under the computer desk. The pantry, hallway, and laundry area became classrooms, too.
Not only were they more enthusiastic about the school day on Wednesday, but my attitude improved, too! I’m hoping to remember the importance of creating special days that not only make learning a little more fun, but also create good homeschooling memories.