Now that we have been doing school at home for 6 months now, we have established a little routine, but are still discovering what works and doesn't work for each of us.
We also have a better understanding of what we are capable of learning at 4 and 7 years of age.
We do a whole lot more learning in a much, much less time frame.
We are doing individualised work at our own levels.
We don't stop because we have reached age expected levels/norms, we can keep going at an appropriate pace.
We have more quality time to spend together, more time for free play, more time for outings with friends.
Because of so much more time spent together we are learning how to relate to each other better (myself included) and it is a bonus to have extra time available to deal with difficulties that do arise.
We are constantly learning about how to do things better (myself included).
Sometimes my ideas do not work, sometimes we've had a sleepless night, are tired, so we take 20 mins or study our eyelids...
Sometimes we have great days, sometimes we have not so good days and some days honestly I would rather be doing something else. However even on these days I know we are doing something that is right at this point in time.
Life is too short to be left wondering "what if?"
This is "what is" for us.
So far ...
in maths we are learning adding and subtracting...
Multiplication and divisionLearning about Australian Explorers and famous Scientists
J is still enjoying his reading and seems to have a strong interest in science, so it will be interesting to look back on this in years to come and see whether his interests have changed or developed further.