I think my mom was surprised…. On Monday morning of our week long vacation to “Nanny’s House”, we still got up and did “school”. I was up way too early in the morning, mainly because I’m used to getting up early, and Sam wasn’t too far behind me. I think she got up around 7am, maybe 7:30. I had only brought her workbooks as a just-in-case.
I’m glad I did. She wasn’t awake more than fifteen minutes when she asked me “Is it Monday Momma?” When I said yes, she ran over to her book bag and asked me to pick out some stuff for her to do. We curled up on Nanny’s couch and did a few math sheets and some reading sheets.
We did the same on Tuesday, which ended up being enough “book work” for the whole week.
I had tried to explain to my family that “school” happens all the time, you just have to be looking for an opportunity. We went spotlighting deer (just to look…. not to hunt), and Ganny (grandpa) ended up spending two hours talking about deer and turkeys, where they live, what they eat, what they sound like. JoJo can do a mean deer impression! Not to mention the “adding” practice we acquired while adding the three new deer to the ten we had already seen.
It is a little frustrating, however, when you know you’re with a group of people who don’t approve of homeschooling and they ask your child a very simple question only to have your child become totally ignorant. For example:
Nanny: “How many deer does that make Sammy? We had 29 and we just saw one more!”
Sammy: “Twenty Ten”
I was close to screaming! This child can count to one hundred! Why in the world would she say twenty ten and not thirty!
Now that we’re home, it’s hard to get back into the swing of things. Part of the problem is we have a ton of crafts to make and cookies to bake for Christmas gifts. Maybe I can could reading the cookie mix instructions as our “Reading class” for the day!
Hoping everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!