Thursday, August 30, 2007

Poem (not by Me)

Best Thing about Homeschooling
by Marty Layne

Time to sit and read to your children out loud
Time to stay in your pajamas all day and play
Time to watch your children as they put on plays
Time to listen to your children
Time to look at spiders
Time to go for a walk when the sun is shining,
or the rain has just started to fall, or the wind is blowing hard
Time to understand your children, to discover what makes them happy,
sad, mad, or glad, and help them understand themselves
Time to build relationships
Time for a child to follow an interest
Time for a child to be bored
Time to sing
Time for a child to learn how to live in a family with other people
all sharing the same space
Time for a child to just sit outside and daydream
Time for a child to read
Time for a child to discover things
Time to paint in the kitchen and make a mess
Time to learn patience
Time to laugh together
Time to play games together
Time to just sit with a child and be quiet together
Time to call your own.

Little Guy came dancing into the school room today. I was working with Sweetling on something. Little Guy was chanting, "More school for me! More school for me! I love my school! More school for me!"

Sweetling took her first unit assessment for Pre-Algebra today. It is, by the way, totally NOT ok to call pre-algebra "math." She has a pre-algebra book, not a math book, thank you. And its not time to do math, its time to do prealgebra. And of course, the notebook is a pre-algrebra notebook, not a math notebook. And the student pages are pre-algebra student pages, not math. And on it goes. And "Sarah sold 17 more cakes on Saturday than she sold on Friday. How many cakes did she sell in all?" can be found with the expression 17 + 2n, of course.

1 comment:

Vaya The Elf said...

some reason I am not surprised she is doing prealgebra. I'm happy she is enjoying it