I thought I’d be able to update this blog every weekend after 5 days of homeschooling my 5-year old but man, was I wrong!
I made a promise to myself that the first 2 weeks will be a relaxed approach until we are both accustomed to the idea of homeschooling. Although it was okay, I realized how unready I was in so many ways including my heart, mind and body. I am only thankful that prior to the first day of school which was July 7, I decided that we will only be tackling about the Bible for her Values Ed subject, read aloud some books, review phonics and tracing lines again for pre-writing. If I already plunged to the more formal lessons, I would literally go crazy! Hahaha
But God’s mercy is new every morning and so far, now that we are in our 4th week, we are more in sync. My kinder would ask me, “Mom, do we have school tomorrow?” and when I say yes, she’d go “Ohhhh, I just want to play.” 😦 So I always tell her, that she can always play everyday, but she has to make room for studies also.
However, I would constantly find myself changing our schedule because of my observation. Like on our 1st week, we do journals after our read aloud but it takes a lot of our time and so we finish at or past 12 noon if we start at around 930 am. And so in our 2nd and 3rd week, we did journals after Bible reading, one of the books that we need to read aloud say Nature Science on Mondays, English Literature on Tuesdays, etc., and then Math. After journals, we do reading and writing. Then I noticed that her drawings weren’t as good as the ones from our first week. It seemed like she was always in a hurry to finish everything up. I realized that maybe, I need to spread the subject throughout the day so that she doesn’t feel like she’s being overloaded with so many things about school.
So here I am, after this blog, I’d work on our schedule for this week. Hahaha and I know that this is not a good example of forming good habits. Tsk… I believe I’d get there.
Stay tuned.. 😀