Since Mommy Thoughts last Thursday, I have been doing a lot of research, reworking, redefining and praying about our home school. The bulk of my time has been spent trying to figure out what to do with Thing 1. He has a great base and wants to learn, and just about everything I had “planned” out for him this year is way too easy. So after much research and prayer, I have decided that I am going to push him a little more, which I think he is going to enjoy.
However, what this means for me that a lot of the planning I have already done is not going to work. But, instead of stressing about it and trying to get new plans and activities created and together tonight, we are going to kind of follow the second lesson plan I had made for this week. Honestly, we will probably spend most of our time doing the activities and little to no time on handwriting and math. I will still work with Thing 1 on his reading, but I am even revamping some of that. So we will see how it goes. I see this as more of an “off” week, while I work on a whole new plan that better suits both boys, which is what homeschooling is all about. Also, I am glad that in some ways, we have this year as a “test” year, before we have to start making any serious decisions.
Our theme for this week is T is for transportation, a topic I know the boys will get into. I am so glad that I reworked my first lesson plan to this second lesson plan, which has more hands on learning activities in it. Even though we will be having an “off” week, the boys should have a lot of fun and learn a little bit too.