Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Boat School Update

Calvert curriculum is not boat friendly.  I realized this as box after box of curriculum started arriving in the fall.  In a way it’s exciting, but then you have to figure out how to make it work with limited space.  After using Calvert for a few months now, I can say that we won’t be using it again.  I thought that I would like the structure of it.  That’s why I chose it.  However, it takes the fun out of homeschooling.  I feel like if we try to be spontaneous and have educational experiences based on things that come up that we all want to learn about, we get too far behind and it’s difficult to catch up.  This makes a stressed out, grumpy teacher/mom.  I have this constant mental conflict going on.  Part of me wants to simulate the structure of a classroom and the other part wants to throw my hands in the air and say screw it girls what do YOU want to learn today.  I want to take advantage of this time with them and make learning fun, but going through a manual that tells you exactly what to do on day 78 of the year just isn’t fun.  I’m working on a balance.  I guess we are all learning here…

Calvert curriculum - NOT including Math.

Katelyn's study partner

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