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100 Days of Homeschooling

Today was our 100th day of school. When I taught middle school, I never really understood why the lower grades (aka, the elementary school) celebrated the 100th day every year.

I feel like I deserve a medal. Or a trophy. Or at least someone else to cook dinner once in a while 😉

But I LOVE homeschooling. Here are ten reasons why, in no particular order:

1. Pajamas.

2. Sleeping in.

3. Naps.

(those seem short of shallow, but I’m serious)

4. I can see my child’s progress. Today I noticed that his handwriting of his numbers has improved by leaps and bounds, just since early December.

5. My child sits in my lap for every reading lesson. By choice.

6. Math today, during “calendar time,” involved him running around doing the daily things we do. I cannot imagine someone trying to force him to sit still for six, seven, eight hours a day. Ugh.

7. In fact, our day today started with oodles of playing, then reading, then more playing, then writing, then more play, then math. During playtime, he listened to his Classical Conversations memory work. But when he needed a break, he could have one.

8. On Friday, when he needed one of the aforementioned naps, we abandoned math for the rest of the day. He finished it on Saturday with Daddy. It was good for all of us. Daddy was impressed by what he knew, and I was glad I didn’t have to fight with him work on math on a Saturday.

9. Latin.

10. Bible memory work.

I love it!!

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