It has been a while since we last blogged about homeschooling. We do have our homeschooling blog, ChristianHomeschooler.info, to document our home education journey. But because we celebrate as we tread along the last couple of weeks of Level 4, we just have to mark this milestone by blogging about it here in our main blog. 🙂
The PACE tests of our homeschooler’s 8 subjects, namely: Math, English, Social Studies, Science, Word Building, Filipino, Araling Panlipunan and Literature and Creative Writing are checked, marked and recorded.
I have to admit, I have lain a tad low on recording stuff of our son. But I have not stopped, that’s for sure. Above is one of the videos I took two months ago when we were doing spelling tests on his Word Building subject.
Children grow up so fast from that I used to record videos of our son practically everyday when he was still a baby and I still find something new that he learns to do. Lately, the videos I take of our homeschooler is of him playing an instrument, explaining some Science experiment or something about the Andes mountain range, et.al. Because I got accustomed to his interests, I see myself less and less interested in listening in what he has to say. This is especially true when he wants my attention when I’m finishing a task I have to submit soon or doing some house chores. As important as all the things we do matter, I cannot help but feel guilty when I don’t listen with my eyes. I usually get that at the end of the day. Here’s a fact that work from home moms have to deal with on a regular basis, especially homeschoolers and those who opt to live without nannies and househelp.
I have noticed that taking videos of things that interest my son helps me a great deal to listen to him with my eyes. Since I have to center the camera on him, I find myself engaged in his world as he ushers me in it. 🙂
What we thoroughly enjoy to this day is our time before we retire to bed and we alternately read pages of each book and we do the voices of the story’s character as if they were alive. We did that again last night and we were laughing away while we were at it.
It is such a blessing that even as our family has been homeschooling for more than four years now, we still are loving all the perks and benefits despite the few challenges we have along the way. We will soon say hello to Level 5 and will seriously think thereafter if we will have our homeschooler enroll in a Science High School like his father did. 🙂