Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Schoolhouse Rock

It’s crazy to think that with all this hockey, there are other things in life going on, as well. The kids have been doing school work all year long, and when you begin a grade, you can’t imagine that you’ll ever get through it. Then, several months later, you’ve gotten through it.

I only bring this up because both A&N are cruising along their respective grades, or should I say, closing out this year? One thing I’ve noticed about homeschooling is you can finish a school year, do about a month of review, and then move onto the next grade. The goal is not to accelerate the kids, but left to their own devices, they tend to learn at a faster clip than what you see in school. For N, this is particularly gratifying because he was so resistant to doing school work and always put up a fight.

Now he not only willingly does his work, but he often does more than is asked of him, and will even be motivated to the point where he doesn’t feel he can begin his day without finishing his assignments. How cool is that? Enough to bring a tear to my eye. Don’t get me wrong, given the choice he’d much rather be outside playing or watching TV, but we’ve come a long way from the early days of doing battle and butting heads... not that that doesn’t still happen. It’s just a lot less frequent.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Rob Shenk for the pic.

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