A mindset shift for this week:
Homeschool and education in general, are not a time of the day.
Even if your children are in public school or another structured schooling program, education does not have a start and stop time.
We are all learning all of the time.
We need to use our everyday tasks to offer our children more opportunities to work on struggling skills rather than seeing it as something completely separate from our everyday tasks, chores, and activities.
For example, sorting socks can be used to teach these math skills:
Sorting socks can also be used to teach these language skills (which ALSO translates to writing skills and did you know there are speaking standards?):
Participate effectively in conversations
Integrate and evaluate information
Evaluate another person’s point of view
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks
Our children desperately need us to stop focusing on the curriculum and start recognizing all of the learning opportunities that exist in our day to day lives.
Less worksheets and workbooks, more chores!
Less worksheets and workbooks, more living!