We had an interesting thing happen that has dramatically improved our math time. My husband and I have always felt Rose’s so-called struggle in math was because it wasn’t something that came fast and easy. She understands the concepts and can work out the problems, but because it felt tedious to her, she thought she was not strong in this area. After testing with the Woodcock-Johnson test last week where she tested a full grade-level above her current work. This not only shocked her, it gave her a boost of confidence like I have never seen! Not only was math faster than ever before, she never once complained and even worked ahead!
Another #flexfriday is in the books! We set aside Friday as life learning, project, and pursue interest days. This week we learned about apple fritters (then made some), made a mars community, and Daniel made his very first cake pretty much on his own! How has your homeschool week been? #ihsnet #BaileyHS #homeschoolfamily #reallifehomeschooling #handsonlearning #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfunA post shared by Misty (@findjoynjourney) on
Beth decided to study about Australia. I have a fabulous unit study from Amanda Bennett and was all set! Then the internet wouldn’t work. Then the printer wouldn’t work. Then both were fixed and the links wouldn’t work! No worries though, I pulled off several atlases and a couple of other resources and we dove right in. She loved it! Sometimes our plans don’t pan out, but we can still have fun learning. It was a great lesson for both of us in being flexible.
So that was our week! Honestly, plans were derailed and very little went as I had imagined between illness and internet woes and printer issues. I could have griped and grumbled and let the days be ruined. Instead, I chose to just go with it, and our week was lovely in an unplanned kind of way.
How was your week?
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4 thoughts on “Peek at Our Week: January 8-12”
How interesting about the math! I have a son who acts the same; I wonder if \”black and white results\” would effect him the same. Sorry to hear about the illness and hope it clears quickly.
what a great week you had (sans the illness) and going with the flow is the best way to do it eh? 🙂
Hubby has it now! Sending him to bed! It was really interesting. We have to do standardized testing in our state. This was a much better assessment because it wasn't multiple choice and an oral exam. I think that part helped her self confidence because it was also immediate results. I'd love to hear back from you if you try this and see it makes a difference!
It really is the best way, but I have trouble remembering that!