Wednesday, January 15, 2014

back to school

Finally finally back to homeschooling today. Such as it is, we do math for 20-30 minutes a day. In the near future we will be participating in the co-op's geography fair, for which the children have chosen Mongolia. I'm looking forward to that, because all I know about Mongolia is Genghis Khan and yurts. Or gers. Whatever these are:


And that family from Babies. Actually that baby in particular, Bayar, was the straw that broke the camel's back as far as softening my heart towards having another baby, after Gloria. He reminded me so much of Gilbert. So cute.


And now I have yet another on the way! Babies, why stop at seven.

Anyway, I digress.

Other than that I guess we don't do much regular school. The children read regularly, books of their own choosing. I think they need to write more, because I think writing is getting more and more important in these days, and I think they need to be able to accurately obtain information from varied sources, with a weather eye to what sources are legitimate and what are unreliable. So I may be assigning things for them to do this year to hone those skills as well. Especially Faith, who is no longer a child but not yet an adult, with the open eyes and thirst that accompanies that phase of life.

 And there is still the matter of Gloria learning to read, which she is freaked out by. That's ok. She can learn when she's ready, and in the meantime she's soaking up literacy. I'm shocked that she will be SIX next week. Holy cow.