With one more term of homeschooling to go before summer break, I am trying something new with Saraya. I am writing her a Contract Sheet full of activities, and giving her five days in which to complete them. It will be very interesting to see how she spaces her work. :) I am hoping this will be a less stressful way of schooling her for the remainder of the year. It gives her a little more control over what she does when, whilst still complying with the work I set her. With all my sickness lately I just don't have the stamina / endurance / patience I have always had - and it's very frustrating! I'm booked in to see the cardiologist in the city on the 14th October, and am hoping and praying for answers and treatment options there. I am feeling okay today, but still not usual self.
Here is Saraya's Contract for this week (only 3 days to complete these as it's already Wednesday)...
And what do you think she chose to do first??
Saraya seems pretty enthusiastic about this idea, and I am too. Of course these activities are only part of how time gets filled around here.... there is copious amounts of independent reading going on, as well as creative play and art and craft and outdoor play and trips to town. Right now all three kids have built a house on our trampoline, complete with a sheet for a roof and our little plastic table and chair set to eat at! They've taken their pillows out as well. For Elijah, we are starting "Teaching Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" this week. Just gently and quietly together, to help him cement his letters and sounds before starting Prep next year. He enjoys the cuddles and one on one time with me.