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I learned something last Tuesday and it had nothing to do with the date!
Us parents in the home learners program got together in a meeting that oddly resembled a PAC meeting.
In the school our kids attend 2 days a week we pushed a few tables together and sat in a circle. With the principle present we began talking.
Then a question came up that I do not recall but it sparked a 5 minute discussion/explanation/definition/confusion/ that surprised myself and every other parent there…
You know the dream when you show up to work or school undressed or still in your pj’s? You know the one. The one when you think you woke up and ate and feeling confidant filled with energy you made your way. You showed up to your destination and chatted with a few people. Great convo’s too! You sat at your desk and get called up in front. You, with all confidence walk to the front. You turn around and greet your audience. Then everyone starts to stare at you. You hear giggles and see whispers amongst your peers. You feel perplexed. You wonder if you spilled something on yourself. So you look down and there…before your eyes and every one else’s… is the reason.
You are either stark naked or in your favorite pink unicorn pj’s and fluffy bunny slippers!
Home learning is really fun but at times gets a little difficult.
This week I used the big threat.
No, the big threat.
It’s actually bigger than that, I used
Are you like me?
Do you buy a ton of books for your children too?
I buy my children books all the time. They finish the book in a day and then it just sits there on the shelf itself becoming a book end.
So this past week was the first week of back to partial home learning. We woke up late on Tuesday and then again on Thursday which are the days the kids go to their actual school. I dragged my butt the each of those mornings which made for a doing nothing day but not meaning to. (there is still piles of clean laundry on my couch and scraps of paper in every corner and the kids room floor is made up of pet shops and halo figures) Normally when the kids actually go to school I do some errands and/or cleaning and calling of friends and what not. It totally was not my intention to stay curled up with my favorite blanket and watch the Dusk channel all day.
I had bad dreams last night.
One home learning mommy point of view…
Okay, so I do have a few things to say about this video. The one in the post below. In fact I have a few thoughts on each point he makes. As well as some other information I think would have made the video way too long to hold our attention.
So in the picture above he is talking about how the public school began. He tells of how the great minds thought it was not possible to educate children from working class ect ect. All very interesting but what he did not tell is the reason why we have summer vacation.Which goes a long with the great minds of the earlier centuries thoughts that children from lower classes can not be educated.
In an article A Brief History of: Summer Vacation in TIME, Alex Altman explains what the thinking was when they were reforming the education system. The great minds actually thought that when children go to school all year round the poor little minds will go insane.