I love learning. I loved workbooks, activity books, tests, and memorization as a child. I found out early on that these are not things our children enjoy… In our first year of formal schooling (we worked on alphabet, calendar, weather and such for fun in “preschool”), my daughter fought and cried and hated school time. This is one of the things we were exactly trying to avoid with homeschooling. Shouldn’t learning be fun?
I started out with Classical Education ideals – wow, what a broad and
I have adapted my desires into looser goals that work with my children – who they are, and where they are at. School has become much more peaceful and respectful this way.