Sunday, June 14, 2009
Addie had her last day of her first year of homeschooling.. IT wasn't really a whole year but she finished all of kindergarten in 4 months. My thoughts and feelings about it so far are these..... I'm still figuring out the balance of structure and non structure. Like I want to have a bit of a schedule so we're not just sitting in our pajamas watching t.v. all day and at the same time not so many activities that it's stressful and overwhelming.
I haven't totally embraced the "unschooling" mentality...even though I do agree with many of the ideas....I just feel like I'm falling somewhere between "unschooling" and a structured school day.
We are using Ohio virtual academy which gives us LOTS of lessons, ideas, and the whole structure...so I've kind of been spending times on the things that she is interested in and seeming to need right now, and spending less time on things I don't think matter as much...like who invented peanut butter.... and if you know that then hooray.
Once danny got chewed out by a kindergarten teacher in Dayton public schools because supposedly no one knows who invented peanut butter...he was like..."Hey I love peanut butter!" and she was like..."his name is GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER and he went to blah blah blah college and he invented blah blah balh"
I'm sure he was a wonderful man......I think he invented marshmellow cream too.... anyways......I feel like this is definately the right thing for us and it has been cool following through on what I was feeling inspired to do.....
I've been playing piano (chopin and brahms are making me happy right now) and we've been outside alot and spending time with family and danny's almost done with the cabinets and we are ready to have a looooooonnnnggg summer.