Since I have decided to home school Bubba I know there a lot of things I will get to learn about as well with him. Not only will I get to learn about new things but also refresh my skills that I have not used in a long time. It is so easy to forget how to do some simple things when you don't use the skills in your everyday routine. Like last year for example I was helping one of Bubba's friends with their homework because the mom was unsure of what to do or how to help the child.
I would have to say that one thing I am really looking forward to is learning more about other countries and their holidays. For example we may be studying eypt holidays for one of his lessons in social studies. I love learning about other countries and their customs and holidays. I find it very interesting to see how our customs and holidays differ from other countries. I love to find ways to incorporate other countries customs and holidays into my family's daily calendar when we are talking about them. Like one major holiday that we do celebrate from another country every year and talk about is Cinco de Mayo.
Does your family study other countries customs and holidays? If so do you try to find a way to work some of their customs into your daily routine when talking to your children about the holidays?
I also find it fascinating learning about other holidays. My kids really enjoyed learning about Kwanza as well as passoverReplyDelete
My daughter is only 15 months but when the time comes I plan to teach her about other holidays!ReplyDelete
We actually did this for our curriculum last year, it was FUN!!ReplyDelete
I am interested to hear how it goes for you. I wish we could home school.ReplyDelete
My daughter is still a little young but when she can understand holidays, we will definitely discuss different cultures and customs :) I'm wrestling with the decision to homeschool when she & her brother are school-age.ReplyDelete
We don't homeschool (yet), but incorporating cultural lessons like this are so important--great job!ReplyDelete
We do talk about holiday traditions of other countries when we study them but we primarily focus on the traditions of our cultures. Since my children are multi-ethnic just their own heritages are a lot to study. :)ReplyDelete