For the past few weeks I have been writing about homeschooling boys. My posts have covered a set routine for breakfast, because boys are wiggly.
They have covered what areas to work on to make them into responsible adults.
Trust me…there is nothing easy about it, but I love it. Homeschooling boys is a journey that I want to remember with fondness, not anxiety or stress.
Homeschooling is a journey that I love more each day. The mere fact that I get to sit next to my children and watch them learn math facts, or reading is wonderful. My oldest son did attend public school so I was not part of his day. The days were very long and often we had longer nights filled with homework.
What feeling can compare when your boys come to you and for no reason at all gives you a kiss. That kind of spontaneity keeps me going. Usually when we are in the middle of a math session is a great time to tell me all about last nights’ dream, or what show we want to watch later.
Sometimes my homeschool day includes psychology tests from my high school son. Some I have passed and others not so much. But the fact that I get random hugs and attention from him is well worth the effort.
Not all days go that way, but when they do it reminds me of why I homeschool my boys. All four of them. Then…I smile. Having a smile on my face resonates through our home and children. A happy mother produces happy children. Happy children produce a happy mother.
Three Ways To Enjoy Your Homeschool Day:
- Don’t just learn, but have fun. If you feel like you are stuck in a rut, pull out a game. Games enhance several areas of learning. The kids will love it. See how many subjects you can cover in the game.
- Bake with your boys. Spice up homeschool math with a batch of cupcakes. Sing songs to help them learn measurements. Then look up a youtube video to see how they can ice them or make designs.
- Read a good book with them, then hold a discussion question session. Or set up a panel of experts to see what creative answers they come up with or add to the ending.
- Have them each write a paragraph then put it together. You add the ending to the story. Have fun with your kids. Add to the curriculum don’t subtract or get hung up on lessons.
- If you are behind a few lessons in your homeschool read ahead then try to summarize the important parts of each lesson. Hold a Q & A session as a game to see what they can answer. You should be able to cover 5 or 6 lessons in a day. Try that once a month so that you don’t fall behind.
Recently I have implemented this with my boys into our homeschool because I don’t want to be bored and follow a mundane routine. Neither do my kids. We still do our lesson plans and learn, somedays we mix or change it up a bit.
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