Friday, February 6, 2015
School day: just a Friday
I fully believe that elementary aged children need lots of play. I think that play is vital for teaching many things. You can read more about those thoughts here: The Crucial Role of Recess in Schools.
A large part of our day allows for play; play with a parent and play without a parent. And chores. Hannah and Riley have daily chores. That being said, we have a fair amount of structure as well.
Just some photo's from our regular school day.
The above photo is actually from yesterday. Can I just say that I love Highlights. And so does Hannah. This is a special packet I bought her. She'll explore 6 different countries, with a secret mission. She must find clues, through geographic puzzles and reading, then solve the mystery. Her first mystery takes place in Italy.
The rest of the pictures are from today. Hannah is working on a Communities and Culture chart, placing items in the proper country category. Riley is doing a chart as well, comparing night and day.
This is a sequencing math sheet Riley completed. This is the first time she's done any work like this, and I circled the answer she gave me. Out of the 6, she got 2 wrong, which is fantastic! I was pleasantly surprised.
Then Hannah moved on to some Valentine's Day worksheets, which is just something fun I printed out her to do this week.
As I'm typing this, I hear Hannah saying, in a pretend voice, "I've got to turn in this homework by tomorrow." She's involved in pretend play while she's doing her school work. I couldn't be happier about the freedom that homeschool gives my young children.