So I've been asked this question a lot in the last 1.5 weeks... it's still a bit early to really give a solid answer but I've been kinda 1/2 "homeschooling" since day 1 of virtual learning. But now, it got real- real fast! Im responsible for making all their educational choices, the rules, the decisions on what and how they learn and study something and I get to see things through from start to finish - or hell stop doing something because it isn't working. Some of these aspects Im still figuring it - and I foresee it will be a process that will have ebs and flows and will change as we all learn together.
However, I have learned something extremely valuable about my kids during this process... my kids are WAY more apt to learn something if it is not in a workbook. Yes, some subjects MUST be done in workbook - there is no two ways about it. I read not too long ago that when your kids are within the grades of k-3 subjects like math or even word study are the most impactful when taught hands on or as games... It really struck a cord with me and stuck with me. I've now done "game days" for math and WOW, I see it coming together. Great example, My little one has seen/heard us talk about place value with numbers and the other day I used a montessori approach to explaining it. They both "got it" but I could tell by the end, rather then really getting it - it had been lost on them both in some way and it ended with my older one feeling "not as smart as" her little sister (which is TOTALLY not true!) - So today, I found this game on pinterest using UNO cards and improved upon it a bit to help my girls and decided it was math for today. WOW what a difference. If you're curious - here's what we played.
Place value UNO war
Here's how to play. *You can play this with just the 1's place value, 10's, or go up to 100s or even 1000s!
Hi, I'm Stacey
A newly minted homeschooling mom to two little girls, two crazy pups, professional photog. by trade and a big dream to share the world and all it has to offer with my girls by traveling and experiencing it all together. Follow our journey and learn from our mistakes and triumphs along the way.