Home Schooling Kids

home school :: morning, noon, and night

The past two weeks we’ve been on a home school break. It’s hard to say which school schedule we follow. We started a new school year last August which means we should almost be done with this year. However, S. Africa’s new school year started in January which means they’re in the beginning of the school year.

fractions in the morning

Then there’s the school holidays. Easter is a very big holiday here and school is always out for 2-3 weeks during that time. Although I hesitated to take the time off because we traveled so much the end of last year, I gave in. Truth be told. We all needed a break.

Or so I thought.

The past few days Emma G has set up her little table with a white board in the living room and taught us fractions…morning, noon, and night. The first day it was frations but now it’s fractions. Hey, it wasn’t spelling, just math. 🙂 It actually reminds me of myself at that age. I loved playing school. The only difference is I had a younger brother to boss around.

fractions at night

Guess I need to get back into the home school grind. Why does it feel like I’m trudging through mud to get there??

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    April 10, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Let her do the planning (or at least some of it). Seriously!

    I have been wondering if/how to take breaks. If we take a break without an external indicator – like travel, how hard will it be to resume? Probably a bit of fear there, which I need to deal with. I've also been thinking about going to a 4-day-a-week schedule with the usual academics and then something different on the odd day that's still educational. I feel like homeschooling gives us the gift of time and I want to use that wisely.

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    April 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    She's a natural. 😉 Joshua's birthday party looked like LOTS of fun!! I hope you feel like you are soaring soon versus slogging… I know both… soaring is much more fun! blessings ~ tanna

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    April 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    love it! she is ready to learn! must be fun to teach when they are excited like that, jen. 🙂

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    April 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Go, Emma G! I have mixed feelings about my kids being in school instead of at home, but I do appreciate someone else taking some of the responsibility for their education.

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    Linda Stoll
    April 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    i LOVE your blog header, Jen!


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    April 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Yes, beautiful pictures, I love studying!

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    April 12, 2013 at 12:58 am

    I'm sure it's hard to get back into the groove after a nice break! But it looks like Emma G is ready! 😉

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    April 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    She is such a cutie. Good for her for being so eager, because I am actually quite vocal about passionately disliking fractions. I have lots of homeschooling friends and family, so I hear a lot about the flexibility of the schedule. That's nice.

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    April 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    At least she looks ready to learn.
    And I just love looking at children's doodles.

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    Optimistic Existentialist
    April 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    She looks eager to get back to learning! That's wonderful.

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