Homeschool Alphabet - Brought to you by the letter E!
The letter E. What have you to say for yourself? Elephant? Easy? Entangled? Enlightened? Elaborate? Einstein? OH! I know, how about….Education!
Yup, education is what it’s all about. I see so many homeschool families talk about everything but the educational value of something. I know my background is in education so I obviously have my own biases but my husband and I chose to homeschool because we feel the educational standards aren’t high enough in our country – not because they are too challenging. Of course I want my children to meet the national standards each year and of course it will be a lot of work but…that’s the whole point for us. I want to make it fun and engaging and interesting but that won’t always be possible.
What I can do is make sure my attitude is right, I’m providing a variety of books (and curriculum – aww man I’m going to have to work curriculum into my alphabet somehow!) and the dedication to make my kids work and make myself work harder. Time to get my E on
Homeschool Alphabet - brought to you by the letter D!
The letter D is easy and yet extremely difficult for me. It is….Dedication.
I am an incredibly flighty person. I get distracted very easily and then wrapped up in that distraction for infinity. If I’m reading a book, the world could burn and I wouldn’t noticed unless it reached my pages – which is why I don’t read when the kids are awake. If I decide to clean and organize (hahahhahaaha) I can do it for a full day and not want to do anything else. BUT that only lasts until the next butterfly, book, movie, game, cute thing, conversation with a friend/kid/spouse, work, or random thought comes along. So yeah…staying on target and making sure we don’t slack off will be difficult for me. Don’t tell me it is all about fun and going with the moment. I do that naturally, even if I try to stay focused it will still be flowy, trust me.
Brought to you by the letter C!
I’m not sure if anyone else would agree with my next choice but to me it is obvious. The letter C stands for COOKING! Before we had children I was completely oblivious to good nutrition. I knew I should eat less in order to not be overweight but I was raised by people who thought dinner was Spaghetti O’s, for the most part. Now that my little ones are getting older I am becoming more and more concerned with giving them healthy foods that are real rather than overly processed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to eat chips and drink cokes on occasion but I’m absolutely leaning more towards cooking and baking foods for the family. Being home full time with the kids gives me the opportunity to really influence their tastes and that has me excited and motivates me when I’d rather have take out.
Homeschool Alphabet - brought to you by the letter B!
Oh yeah, two days in a row. This must be some sort of record for me. No time for stalling, time for our next installment of the Homeschool Alphabet. Today’s message is brought to you by the Letter B!
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