Monday, May 3, 2010

I thought I was behind!

Well, I am behind on my blogging, but what I was referring to was our science curriculum. This year we are using Sonlight Core 5 for science. Here we are the first week of May and we have only finished through week 20 (out of 36!) That's only a little more than 1/2 way, and we started in August. Oops!

I was feeling very guilty about letting my kids science go by the wayside, but then today I decided to look and see what they've been missing. Come to find out, they don't really need to "finish the book" at all. The rest of the lessons cover a little more on hormones and the growth process (covered in our "birds and bees" talks from last year), food and nutrition (a major part of our everyday lives is spent discussing this, so a few tweaks to our conversations over the next few days will fill in the gaps), and survival skills (which they learned in their Red Cross classes last fall.)

So being the relaxed homeschooler that I am, I've decided to just let that book go unfinished. What a relief!

1 comment:

  1. I have had many moments like that too! it seems like my two often learn more from the hands on activities than a text book.