Our homeschool day consists of the second grader doing Singapore Math 2b most times in the morning and The Ordinary Parents Guide to Reading most times after lunch. He also does Classical Conversations one morning a week. We don’t do more with the Classical Conversation topics either.
He is allowed to spend the rest of his day reading books and comics, building and playing with his Legos and looking up educational things on the computer. He sometimes plays with the keyboard.
The seventh grader is in Challenge A in Classical Conversations and he pretty much does his own thing. I haven’t even checked on his Saxon Math yet. He needs me to check his oral Latin Translation and his oral Catechism answers, so I do that. I use to help with his writing assignments but he hasn’t asked for help lately. He reads action books in his free time during the day.
We are also at the gym a couple late mornings a week to practice basketball for exercise, and they have basketball recreational games twice a week after school. We are in another homeschool group, though we don’t participate much because of time. Both kids have Sunday School/Youth Group on Sundays.
I know I should do much more with both kids. There are other things to cover that are important to me. But I also want to keep things simple at the same time.
It wasn’t always like this. I used to do more with the now 7th grader, before we did Classical Conversations. I was really into homeschooling. The interest/excitement has definitely decreased the last few years. It is time for a major reevaluation, both for homeschooling and for the kind of parent I want to be.
For some reason I don’t feel like I fit the homeschool mold. I never felt that way before. I question if my 7th grader might enjoy being with his peers daily. It feels wierd that it is just the three of us most days, though I know there are more pros for us to homeschool. I’ve never felt or thought this way before.
I’ve been trying to do some research, but haven’t found a vision of how I want things to be or how to address these concerns of mine. I just need a new perspective and some changes. I am sure solutions will come, if I keep at it.
Have you ever felt like homeschooling wasn’t you? How did you deal with it?