Home school: 4 times rule! and other sanity saving tips
Does noise bother you after a long day of home schooling? Or just after a long day in general? Singing, humming, banging on the pots and pans- sometimes for me it just gets to be too much. Children do learn by repetition but sometimes my nervous system just couldn’t take the noise!
A child is allowed to sing the same song four times in a row, but if they begin the fifth time the 4 times rule is put into action. They have to choose a different song! This goes with (almost) any repetitive noise. Note: I did have to make some allowances for piano practice. Haha!
These Rule Twins Stay Together:
Don’t be purposefully annoying. Don’t be easily annoyed.
My son just posted the following to my Facebook page:
Growing up we had two rules about being annoying:
“Don’t be purposefully annoying,” and “Don’t be easily annoyed.”
There are very good boxed all-in-one curriculums out there. I used mainly one curriculum: BJU Press Homeschool curriculum for all my kids K thru 12. It is a Christian curriculum. I knew some people that worked there and we really liked it.
It is a curriculum where the subjects are integrated (like the spelling words are in the reading and science lessons.) You can do parent led where you teach or purchase the DVD’s or get the same material through the computer.
For any of those ways, there are recommendations for grading or they do it for you. I love the BJU curriculum because they have thought of everything. Subjects are well put together, they list tons of extra resources if you need it and all the prep work is done. On day one, you teach lesson one, etc. So the value of that kind of complete curriculum was worth every penny to me.