Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Home Schooling, Boat Schooling, Unschooling

Jack and I opened his 4th grade school material today. Before we did - we each set an intention, and vowed to not get stressed with what we may find inside this 25 pound box....... The first word that JUMPED out at me was Inspire. Yes!!! This is my intention - to inspire Jack, and instill a love of learning. Jacks intention was to do his best, and to be patient with his teacher - awwww. Ok, he gets a star for the day. From the outside, since I havn't taken the full plunge into the program yet, I have to say - the Calvert system looks amazing. The text books are BEAUTIFUL, the core reading for the 4th grade includes Robinson Crusoe, Island of the Blue Dolphin, and Mighty Men = perfect.