Home Schooling – Week Two in Review

Since we’re into the early days of my homeschooling experience with Gavin, I thought I should keep up the practice of reviewing the activities we did in the previous week so that I may better learn from them and improve upon my “curriculum” for future weeks.  My original plan was to run a timetable with one main activity a day following the following subjects:

  • Sport
  • Music
  • Art
  • Cooking
  • Jungle gym/playground

With other miscellaneous subjects in between.

However, week two was no ordinary week, beginning with a public holiday on Monday.  Hubby was working so we took a trip up to the factory to visit him for lunch.  Then I had some errands to run on Tuesday so we ended up in Sunway Pyramid.  On Wednesday, I took Gavin on an excursion to the Planetarium and the KLCC art gallery.  After the disappointing visit to the Planetarium, I decided to take Gavin to the National Science Center on Thursday where we had lots of fun learning about science (I’ll write more about this in a later post with pictures to boot).  Then on Friday to Sunday, we were down in Singapore visiting my BFF, brother and SIL.

Upon reflection, it was an extremely busy week.  Though we didn’t cover the usual subjects, I thought it was pretty educational in its own right.  I guess that’s one of the benefits of homeschooling – being able to take things on the fly and turn each activity into its own unique learning experience.  I guess that’s the thing to remember regardless whether you’re a home schooling Mum or if you send your children to formal classes – the lessons don’t have to end when “class” is over, they can continue on the road in the car, while we’re out shopping, or during dinner at a restaurant.  Just about any experience is educational, the value of which depends on how you capitalise upon it.

Science Center

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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