Monday, August 20, 2012
First Full Day ~ A Rough Start
Today we started our FULL daily schedule. The reality of homeschooling Eli and Brynne together hit early. Eli gets distracted very easily, so I had to spend a lot of time getting him focused. Brynne, on the other hand, finishes her work quickly and is ready to move on to the next lesson. Since they are doing the same work, I need for them to be working on the same subjects at the same time. That is going to be a challenge for me.
Eli also had two weeping spells before lunch, and I had to excuse him to his room to pull himself together. After he came out the second time, though, he seemed ready to work and was much happier.
A Charlotte Mason education with Eli is going to be so important, I think. And I am going to need to be sure to follow her philosophies of short lessons and living our learning in order to keep from overwhelming him. I need a refresher on this style of learning.
I'll leave this post with a photo of them happily working on their math assignments. We are currently using Addition Teaching and Learning Made Easy by Glenda Brown James. We have really enjoyed it. You can read my full review on it by going HERE.
I am hoping for a more streamlined day tomorrow.