SonshineLearner Posted July 2, 2012 Share Posted July 2, 2012 So, my son is in 4th this coming Sept. I am just wanting a place to drop him off and let me veg :) I'm sure some of you understand. I want Art, Science experiments, nature walks, activities like that... oh yes, and PE. I've thought of dropping him at school :) My husband suggested that we do a year of "nothing" instead of school. This is my 1st year of not being in charge of a co-op, and I have pressures outside of my immediate family :( So, I went to a Homeschool Conference yesterday that is pretty "unschool" friendly. The only thing that I can see would get behind is Latin. I have planned on him doing Latin this year. (Like starting any second ;)) In Math he's learned up through percents; he has ratios to learn and that's all. I'm wondering... What would happen if I told him that he could do anything besides electronics during school time. Would he become interested in all things outdoorsy? Maybe read what's on the shelves? I have a TON of books... games... etc. The man (speaking at the conference I attended) yesterday was saying that leaving games on the kitchen table was a great way to let them choose to learn. He gave some other suggestions, too. Talked about kids having choices and becoming interested in learning. (Really?? Could that happen??) Who's done something like this?? Except for the language that I was wanting to learn with him, can you really see other subjects getting behind at 9 yrs old? Gently :) give me some feedback pls, if you'd like! :bigear: Thanks!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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