Monday, April 21, 2008

Homeschool highlights.

Click on the picture to link to Ellen & find out how to join in!

Here in Oz we've just started reschooling after a term break; Ditz's music puts us on the public schedule, more or less. So what has Ditz learnt?

~That if she flips her pony tail over her face & holds it in place with a cap she can have the fashionably short haircut her mother won't give her.

~That silence is a virtue on long car journeys when you are sharing the back seat with a big brother.

~That having an emotional meltdown due to sickness is a good way to render strong male flute teachers helpless.

~That even grandmothers who complain about the endless singing are proud when you announce you have a 3 word solo at a TTT concert.

~That if you behave like a civilized human being big brothers & sisters don't threaten to half kill you every 10 minutes & turn out to be fun to be with.

Yes, most of this week's highlights were character traits but Ditz has a bigger than life persona & squeezing it into the confines of ordinary life has never come easy for her. She did pretty well this week~ oh, & she did pretty well on the academic front too. Way to go, Ditz!


Brumbemom said...

Sometimes the "life lessons" we learn turn out to be more valuable than the academic ones. I love it :-)

momedu3 said...

Thanks for sharing your week.

Mrs. Darling said...

I had to giggle at this. I remember crossing my braids over my head and letting the ends dangle down to get the short hair look as a kid.

Looks like Ditz is learning some valuable life lessons! LOL

Ellen said...

I have a daughter who seems to be quite similar to your Ditz. There is never a dull moment. I didn't realize how character building would become a big part of our home learning - for all of us.

Thanks so much for participating in the first edition of this meme. I'm going to keep it going right through summer, too. We don't officially homeschool during the summer. But there is still a lot of learning going on.

Ganeida said...

Ellen, you do realise that as Australians we are heading into winter & we will still be schooling while you are on your long break? U knew you knew that. ;)

MamaOlive said...

And poor us, never get enough work done to justify a long break! Just lots and lots of short ones. :-)

Glad to hear of the lessons learned.

Alicia said...

I love that you included "life lessons" as part of the homeschooling experience! I am another believer that these can be even more valuable than the academic lessons. Thank you for visiting my blog and for sharing yours!