Monday, September 12, 2011

36/52 A Thirst For Knowledge

Anytime, Anywhere

One of the best aspects of homeschooling is the freedom to "school" in any setting, at any given time.  Since I've had trouble keeping Clayton focused while Jackson is around, I have to steal away the moments when Jackson is otherwise occupied and use them to Clayton's educational advantage.  This means schooling on a crazy schedule for now, but whatever works, right?  

This photo was taken on Saturday.  We had been camped out in the garage watching the traffic at Clayton's request.  When Jackson went down for a nap, I took the moment and ran.  Out came the books and teaching materials!  And in this case, those materials included a book about trains---Clayton is fascinated by trains these days and it only makes sense to explore all aspects about them for his first unit study of the year!


Amy said...

We homeschool too, and I couldn't agree with you more. That's one of the best things about it for us. I can work around Emma's stamina, moods, illnesses, etc. Plus, we get to learn about things that interest her, and that rarely happens for kids in typical school settings. I also like the fact that we get to talk about Jesus, the Bible as a part of history. That never happens in public schools, huh? Well, not these days anyway.

Patti H said...

trains and boys. does Clayton have the geo tracks? Ben loves loves his. You control them with a controller that I bet Clayton could handle