In our homeschool, F is for FUN! We like to have fun around here when we are learning. In my opinion, if you aren’t having fun while you are learning, then you are doing something wrong.
There is nothing worse than being bored while getting an education. I sat through too many classes in public school while growing up that I absolutely hated because they were so boring. The sad part is that it wasn’t even just a lack of interest in the subject. It was an inability on the part of the teacher to fully engage the students in the class.
The classes that I remember the best are the ones where the teacher made it fun. This was done through creative learning activities and lively discussion. The teachers who lectured in monotone voices nearly put me to sleep.
I want something better than that for my son. He deserves better. That is one of the reasons we homeschool.
Chandler says homeschooling is fun. He says he doesn’t know exactly WHY it is fun, but it just IS. I think it is because we try to find ways to learn that speak to his learning style. We make an effort and we try to do more than just read the textbooks. There is always something we can do to liven up our school day. Sometimes it is through a field trip. Sometimes it is an experiment. Sometimes it is a movie that goes with our study. Sometimes it is as simple as having a “Jammie Day.” Sometimes it is just being silly. But it is always FUN.
What do you do to make your school day fun?