How We Homeschool When We’re Sick

This is a post I wrote earlier this year that gives a glimpse into how we continued to homeschool, even though we were under the weather. 

The past two weeks have been rough. First, I got a stomach bug, then I gave it to my youngest. Around the same time, my oldest caught a cold, which he has since passed on to me. Lovely. Besides being out of it during my 48-hour stomach bug, we have continued to homeschool, just in a different, more relaxed manner.

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Here are some of the things we did:

We kept our daily practice of reading. Either my sun read aloud or I read to them. We mostly read books about Earth Day, which is tomorrow, April 22. We plan to be outside and do some earthy things, of course.

We continued learning to add by 2 and 3. My sun mainly uses a notebook to work out the problems, but we use the large white board, as well. I also give him problems verbally to see if he’s retaining what he’s learning. I want to use more games in the future. Pinterest, take the wheel!

We did a little bit of grammar, too. We’re working on irregular plural nouns at the moment. He likes to point out nouns in the books he reads now, and pretty much wherever he sees them. It’s pretty cool to see that he’s learning.

We’ve been outside as much as possible, so both suns have been digging in the dirt, finding bugs and such. That’s science, right? I hope to have school outside most days, weather permitting.

That’s a glimpse into how we homeschooled while we’ve been under the weather. Hopefully we’ll get back on track next week and can resume our studies outside under the sun. I sure hope so.

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