Thursday, January 20, 2011

School in Pajamas

Homeschooling has lots of advantages.

There aren't any "set" hours. This means that 8:00 at night is the perfect time to have a lengthy discussion about that cool presidential sheet your mom strategically left lying on the desk. Evan discovered that Grover Cleveland was the only president to be elected twice but not consecutively. This led to a damn cool conversation about Obama's election, equal rights, feminism, the Civil War, and who he thought were the most important presidents. (according to Evan: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy and Obama. I am impressed!)

Another advantage of homeschooling: Any time is right for Pudding.

"When will the pudding be ready to eat, Mommy?"

"It won't be ready until you finish doing these sight words and math cards..."

Guess who surprised me with how many words she knows? Guess who can do addition in her head when pudding is setting in the fridge?But the best part of homeschooling?

No dress code.
(hidden below that table? Pajama pants and holey socks...)

13 comments:

Tracey... said...

I'M A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER AND I LOVE HOME SCHOOLERS!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Gotta love the no dress code! We have "pajama days" all the time!

nmaha said...

You make homeschooling sound so easy and so much fun. while, you must be running around 24/7 to make things happen.

Stacia said...

School in jammies with pudding? That's learning I can get behind! =>

Michelle said...

I may have to use that strategy the next time we have homework to do. Love it. But shhhhhh you may not be the only ones with holey socks :)

Erudition said...

Food motivates my children too!

If you are looking for an entertaining way to introduce sight words, please visit us at www.sightwordsgame.com.

We currently offer two products - a sight words board game and an activity and coloring book.

Farrah said...

I don't think I knew that you homeschooled! Super cool! :) Will I be seeing you at TS3on Ice this week? :)

Melissa said...

How awesome that homeschooling has worked out so well for you. You're such an inspiration! :-D

WhisperingWriter said...

Ooo pudding.

Homeschooling sounds great but I'd go crazy having my kids around all the time. I need some quiet. It's probably the Only Child in me.

anymommy said...

Isn't it always the right time for pudding? I love that this choice has worked out so well for your family.

CJ said...

I envy you! I hope I have the organizational skills, knowledge and guts to make the right decision regarding homeschooling Cheeks when the time arrives!

Brilliant Bundles said...

My daughter is almost 2 and I am flirting with the idea of possibly homeschooling for later. My only concern is the socialization skills...Iv known a few people who were home schooled and they all seem to have this shyness about them. Do you see any of that with your children?

Anonymous said...

I've been homeschooling for 6 yrs now.... Yes, my kids seem " shy" compared with other kids, but I'll take that over the "attitude" that I see in the the school kids!!! My kids are very well behaved, kind, polite, and aren't so shy that they won't talk to a stranger- they just won't initiate conversations with them! Don't be afraid to homeschool because of that! You'll never regret it!!! Good luck!

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