|Nahum decided to try baseball for the first time this year. He is the tall one in blue...the tallest.|
For about a month or so we have had a homeschool swap with another family, one day each week. She takes my littles for about two and quarter hours and then I take her youngest after for about the same amount of time. We were both constantly talking about the challenges of homeschooling with youngsters (older siblings either getting frustrated or distracted with the younger play). So we agreed to try a swap once in awhile to see if it was helpful. It is. Nahum and I get to spend two glorious hours together doing whatever he and I deem important for his school day. Most times we start with Go Fish, his choice. He loves it and I love being able to say YES without having a baby eating the cards or a three year old insisting that one is his... :) We do some letters, and words and practicing some early reading stuff, a few workbook pages (Nahum's choice-and I finally gave in), math, or something else all together. I don't plan ahead (much) because it seems futile. We always end with Harry Potter, the first book, which we started the same time we began the SWAP. It is completely peaceful and I adore spending the time with just Nahum. He is a different kid when it is just us, completely agreeable and absorbed by learning. I love to sit and watch him work in his notebook or writing on the chalkboard.
|Practicing balance on the Slackline.|
|Zevy entertaining himself during Nahum's practice.|
|Just had to add this picture of Asher...18 months already!|