Posted by 3homeschoolers | Posted in Blogroll, Child-led Learning, Computers/Computer Programming, Interest-led Learning | Posted on September 19, 2011
I really should have written a P.S. to that last post, because what happened later is really why we homeschool and why I push my sanity to the side for the sake of my kids!
After swim practice, I dropped my oldest son off at the Teen Center for his Java class, while a friend drove my youngest up to hubby’s job so he could take him to capoeira. When I picked my teen up, he said that the teacher had gotten stuck on something and the function in Java wasn’t working. They were all sitting around stumped when my oldest looked at it and said, “Isn’t it….??” and pointed right to the bracket that had not been closed!
Meanwhile, at capoeira camp, my youngest was enjoying himself and making a bunch of new friends. He went to thank Mestre Nenel, and the man himself turned to my hubby and said, “He’s good! Very good!” When hubby told me that, I cried. Just bawled. Maybe it was just a super long week for me with all the driving and everything (100 miles RT for capoeira camp), or menopausal hormones, but I was just really happy to see that all the effort we’ve put into following our children’s passions, (or helping them to discover them!) is paying dividends. Seeing them embrace new learning, extending the learning, or just working through challenges is such a blessing to behold!
Then, over the weekend, my youngest had his last session with Mestre Nenel. Afterwards the big capoeira family went out to lunch. On Sunday, after morning services at church, we went to the annual festival our community holds, because my youngest’s capoeria school was doing an exhibition. They really put on a good show!
So, exhausted, my crazy week was finally over! Just in time for a new one to begin!