I was talking to someone the other day about homeschooling. She commented that she could never homeschool because it would be so boring. She sends her kids to school to learn and then when they are at home she can do all the fun things with them. That really got me thinking. Does learning have to be boring? Is it boring? Or can you have fun with your kids while they are learning. I don't know about you, but we like to play lots of games while we are learning. I say we because I find that I learn something new almost every day. Learning does not stop when you graduate from high school or college. So, we play lots of games while we are learning. We like to play third grade vocabulary practice games.
I know some homeschool moms who talk about how hard it is to come up with weekly homeschool lesson plans. Now I think that would be pretty boring. Fortunately the curriculum that we use has the lesson plans all spelled out for you. There really is no advance planning that I need to do. We just go online and do the next lesson that comes up. Sometimes we skip around with the lesson plan. Right now we are not doing the multiplication but have skipped on to other areas of math. We'll come back to it when Dakota is more ready to look at it.
I don't think learning should be boring. It should not be boring for the teacher or for the student. What things are you doing this week to keep your learning fun and exciting?