Friday, January 24, 2014

Homeschooling Essentials: Flexibility

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials

Today is the last day in the 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials Blog Hop with The Schoolhouse Review Crew!  Each day 90 bloggers wrote about what they thought were the most important homeschooling essentials.  If you missed them, here are Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4.

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Today I'm going to talk about:

FLEXIBILITY

Funny Bunny specifically asked that I add this to my list!  I admit that I'm not the most flexible person in the world.  When Funny Bunny was younger we took way more field trips and skipped school more to enjoy park days.  But now that her school load is larger, it's hard to take off too much, unless she wants to end up working through the summer.

But we still have to have some kind of balance between school and fun.  

So for the past few years, we only school at home 4 days a week.  Thursday each week we attend Community Bible Study and have since Funny Bunny was around 3 years old.  She really enjoys going and spending time with her friends.  For the past two years we've also gone to lunch afterwards with friends to extend their "play time."  By the time we get home, there are only a couple hours until dance, so we just enjoy the downtime.

Other activities include a once a month American Girl Book Club and various late afternoon and evening extra curricular activities. 

And then there are the times we have to be flexible for things that pop up like taking Maisy to the groomer, dentist visits, running errands, visiting grandparents, and illness.  There is always the unexpected right around the corner.

Now the type of flexibility Funny Bunny wanted me to write about is the type where we take lots of long breaks and finish school at 11am.  I'm not that flexible!  ;)  I mean, if we are having a really, really bad day and I can tell we just need a break, that is one thing.  But normally she has to get her school work done each day. 

Now I don't care if she does it on the floor,


or while she has a snack,


I just want it done.  That's flexible enough...right?!  ;)

Thanks for joining me all week to learn about our Homeschooling Essentials!

Before you leave though, see what nearly 90 other bloggers at The Schoolhouse Review Crew have had to say, or start with these nine blogs below!

Erica @ Be the One
Ellen @ Grace Tells Another Story
Jenn @ Treasuring Life’s Blessing
Michelle @ Delightful Learning
Sharon @ Life with the Tribe
Hillary @ Our Homeschool Studio
Melanie @ FinchNWren
Brittney @ Mom’s Heart
Heather @ Principled Academy



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2 comments:

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I smiled as I read this, Christine...only b/c in our family, the roles are reversed! I'm the flexible one,and my son is the one who thrives on a schedule! God shows us what to do with those differences, though, doesn't He? :)

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So true!