I think I should write about home schooling every Monday. Why? Because if I'm going to home school, I need to get myself a leeetle bit more organized. I need a schedule! I need some structure! I need some accountability!
(What I REALLY need is just someone to do all this for me. Someone qualified. With a degree and stuff. Maybe even at a different location. They could call it "Shool".)
Okay, so on my very first official day of Home Schooling Max (and Gabe and Gray just for kicks) here are my goals:
Scratch that. I'm no good at goals.
Here are my ideas of things I'd like to do with Max:
*I'd like us to write books together!
One thing Max really needs to work on is his penmanship and spelling. So I thought we'd both pick a topic...something we'd like to learn more about, interview people, and write up the q's and a's. And then make them into books when we're done!
*I'd like to make a history time line...of music.
Okay, so this isn't totally relevant to...anything...but dang it, my kids need to appreciate everyone from Mozart to Frankie Valli to the Beatles and Bee Gees and Neil Diamond to Erasure to Aerosmith, Van Halen and U2 to Coldplay and (shudder) Lady Gaga. (Who will appear with a large red X over her face. Oh, did I mention it's a picture timeline? too.) Isn't this what home schooling is all about? Brain washing your kids with your own agenda*? Notice how absolutely no country music is represented? (BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!)
*I'd like someone else to teach him math. Really really well. Kumon, perhaps?
*I'd like to do lots of art projects with him. I haven't been reading "Art Projects for Kids" for the last three years for nothin'! (I hope...)
I'll let you know how it goes next Monday!!!
*Not only am I leaving Country out of the history of music, I'm not even going to teach him who Harvey Milk is! Take THAT California!!!!