This was not nearly as busy of a week, spent more time at home, doing things that needed to get done. Damian was a bit less enthusiastic about doing the work. He start with vim and vigour and it would dwindle and he would lose focus quicker. Once again confirming that brick and mortar schools wouldn’t be the best for him. I’m finding more and more if we have real hands on activities he seems to “get it” more. You can tell Damian things till you are blue in the face but there doesn’t seem to be a concrete and tangible reason for it he has no desire to do it. As well things go quicker and are done neater if I’m able to sit and do stuff with him. So generally speaking most of our homeschooling work happens when the baby is sleeping so I can focus more on Damian.
It’s a fun little thing for them to do and explore and both boys liked doing it. Making pictures or putting together different shapes to make a new shape. So now we are on a quest to notice shapes everywhere we go and try to name them. We have the basic shapes down, square, rectangle, circle, triangle, diamond and oval. Not we are working on the more complicated ones and counting how many side they have. Also Damian has been pointing out how shapes with the same name look different. like different stars and triangles. I am amazed so often how much he takes in a recognizes things. What a smart little boy he is!!!