Even a BAD Homeschool day can be GOOD

The past couple of days I've been battling a humongous migraine.... it is absolutely no fun. Yesterday I was good until the afternoon, and I was fine to let the kids read, play Legos, and watch Christmas movies while I rested. When I woke up feeling bad this morning I knew they couldn't just fend for themselves all day, so we had to get creative!

The kids did their math laying in my bed while I loosely supervised. Grammar, First Language Lessons and some read alouds were accomplished this way, too. The fable in First Language Lessons was "A Bundle of Sticks" -- amazing how I used the lesson later when the kids were playing a game to illustrate getting along. If you want to show the same to your children, have them watch this little video I found:

I came downstairs a while later and found the kids playing a game together - and as I sat and listened to them I realized what a great time they were having, and the math concepts they had to use to play the game (since there are some missing pieces and they needed to make sure they each had an equal amount!). When they argued (as they will inevitably do, I referred back to The Bundle of Sticks Fable.... perfect moment! So, I contend that even on a BAD day of homeschool, we will accomplish more than a day in public school.

We love the game, Mr. Mouth! It really takes a lot of skills to get those little flies in the frog's mouth.

I love the intent look on my little guy's face.... he really enjoyed this game.

So, the big lessons for today in our homeschool were:

  • it's good to take care of mommy (Miss B brought me tea and toast this morning)
  • we can change our routine and it's OK
  • learning to get along with your sibling makes your family stronger
  • we are lucky to have each other and so blessed to be able to educate at home

This post is linked to Teach Me Tuesday, at a Bokros Kind of Life, and also to the Hip Homeschool Hop. Check out these two blogs today for some great ideas!

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