Monday, August 6, 2007

Occasional Downtimes

To be truly honest, we have set our studies aside for a few weeks at a time when we've had major events occur. We have five children so there have been several new babies and we've moved way too many times! This being our 8th year of homeschooling I can see how these downtimes didn't really hurt anyone academically. It was important for everyone, especially Mom, to get their bearings and make a peaceful environment to learn in. We would, of course, read books and draw. Many times we at least stuck with the 4Rs (Reading, Writing, 'Rithemetic and Religion!). However, I didn't worry about finishing every last page or doing everything in the syllabus. I keep my focus on progress in skills and knowledge, not what a table of contents lists! :)

contributed by Ann from Arizona

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