Homeschooling

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We started homeschooling in November and it has been monotonous, exciting, and frustrating.  All of those things!  It has been frustrating to try to fit in schoolwork and assignments when we are rarely home five days in a row.  I am new to homeschooling and struggle to know how to prepare ahead, and don’t have the time anyway.  We tend to “wing it” an awful lot.  The monotony of homeschooling has been doing the same things over and over and not knowing how to vary the activities to get the kids excited about the material.  I have a feeling that this comes with experience and elementary school level creativity, neither of which I possess.  However, homeschooling has also been very exciting, because we have visited all sorts of historical sites!!  We were able to study the French Indian War and visit the site of Fort Greenville where a major treaty was signed, see where the Declaration of Independence was signed, see the Liberty Bell, visit historical sites in Boston and other places on the east coast like Mystic Seaport, and attend a Revolutionary War reenactment!  We chose a curriculum for this year that puts a focus on American History for this very purpose.  Our third culture kids are learning a lot about their passport country and having a great time on field trips.  I am probably enjoying that part even more than they are, and the proximity of New York City affords us lots of opportunities for lots more historical learning.  Yes, we do math too, and this next few months we will be studying astronomy, taking advantage of several planetariums in our area with free viewings weekly.  -C