This warm weather is starting to seriously interfere with my kids' education. Who wants to do worksheets when it's a sunny 78 degrees outside?
My daughter does. She seriously loves Pre-K.
So I made a rule.
We'll do Pre-K, but first we're going to play outside. When we come inside to put Jacob down for his nap, you can do some worksheets. But when he wakes up, we're going back outside to play. And we're not doing your reading lesson until after our picnic lunch.
Who knew a four-year-old could love school this much? (Although in Abby's defense, the School of Mommy is incredibly fun, if I do say so myself.)
I spent an entire afternoon going through our workbooks and lesson plans, and managed to trim our remaining weeks of school down to a manageable six. Or fewer. It will depend on whether or not it rains.
In the meantime, he seems to take the focus on his sister's education in stride, and enjoys the times when I give them a project or assignment to work on together. They still make great classmates, and it's fun to watch the way their different personalities attack a problem when they work as a team. They love to solve mazes and puzzles together, tasks that my four-year-old with the focused attention to detail seems to struggle with, but my three-year-old who is great at seeing the bigger picture excels in.
It's okay though. With my new streamlined countdown to summer, we're just weeks away from carefree (and worksheet-free) days splashing in the backyard, and my homeschooling days will be over until next year.
If Abby will allow it, that is.