Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Today's Homeschooling Challenge
School has been going along great, until just the last week or so. It seems that Kent has decided that he's not going to do school. I've decided at this point that I'm not going to nag or berate him as it doesn't do any good for either of us. If he doesn't want to do his work, then he can't have play time until his work is done and if I can't do school with him when he is ready for me then he gets extra chores until I am available. Yesterday he took about 2 1/2 hours to do his CIM science homework. He only had to look up 5 words in the dictionary and write their definitions. He usually doesn't have too much trouble using the dictionary and I do offer him occasional help if he seems to need it. Then we proceeded to have school for the rest of the afternoon and I let him have about a 30 minute break to read, before continuing on to something that I was working on for today. He's been learning about responsibility, diligence, and perseverance among other character traits, but it doesn't phase him that he is not practicing them. This morning we had a late start because Kaomi had a chiropractic appointment. He took 2 hours to do his math problems (I mean daydream.). Then this afternoon he whipped through the rest of his school like his pants were on fire. We even completed history, a history activity and art outside. Maybe he is just having trouble learning in the morning. God is giving me great patience to deal with this and I pray that he keeps on giving it.