I love homeschooling the boys. I really do. I love that I know them so well because I am home with them. I love that they are free to learn at their own pace and that they can follow their interests. Every once in awhile we ask the boys (over breakfast) what they want to learn and we make a big list. It helps me guide them in their interests and to be a little better about having the things (books, art materials, etc.) around that they may be needing.
Here are their lists. Scratchily written on a notepad with initials by each idea while they ate eggs and sausage in their pjs....
4H - interested in showing a chicken at the fair because he heard you can make money at this
How to make Candy
Making a huge cardboard Castle/playhouse
Hermit crabs (can we please get some?)
Birds, especially Eagles
Sharks, Dolphins, and Whales
Explorers and How to make Ice cream (is that what you want to learn about or what you want them to learn about?!)
And me? I admit I have a voracious appetite for learning new things. I'm going to try to keep it simple this year and focus on what I already have before me as I have a lot on my plate just now. It will take a lot of effort I'm afraid to ignore this crazy need I have to learn how to spin and felt and mosaic and paint and learn how to make my own butter and cheese and kefir. Not to mention the grain mill in the kitchen just waiting to be tried. Oh and there is also this little sweater pattern that I wanted to try knitting for Hen and the wool slippers and the Harry Potter scarves and......eeeekk! I better stop writing this and go DO something.
What would you like to learn this year? Leave a comment. I'd like to know!