We Stopped “School-at-Home”

Ah, it was the first day of school on August 3. It was a little early to start our homeschool year, I admit, but my education degree was itching to be put to use after a three month vacation proceeding the birth of our eighth child. This year I was especially eager to start a new classical approach to educating our eight-, seven-, four-, and three-year-old children.

I had lots of new workbooks, supplies, posters and charts, flashcards, novels, and even a schedule that hung on the wall filled with our activities from breakfast all the way through bedtime. We completed eight subjects a day, including Latin, book reports, poetry memorization, and lots of science experiments. I thought it was great, but by November, the kids were whining and complaining about having to do another worksheet. I was burning out. Our three-year-old seemed to regress in potty training and temper tantrums. The baby was getting older and into more things.

Continue reading Denise Dible’s article We Stopped Doing “School at Home” from the July-August, 2010 issue of Home Education Magazine. Subscribe today and enjoy all the great articles in our upcoming issues!

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