Persistence will pay off, right? Today is a day of homeschool resistance. We are learning how to do tally marks. We have been learning tally marks for a full year now. Today however it is like the subject at hand has never been brought up. There was a lot of attitude going on.
Usually, when I get this much resistance to a subject we move to a different one and try to go back at the end of the day. But it seems that when we try to go back my mental alertness is out the window and I put it off until the next day.
With the fact that it has been happening more often than not we pushed on until she became more cooperative. We did this because it felt more like an I don’t want to rather than an I don’t know how and I need your help situation.
So after about an hour of angry tally marks and jerky body movements, we finally made the appropriate marks for each problem and made them without stabbing the paper with the pencil.
On to the next subject, it’ll certainly go by easier right, that is a no. It is read-out-loud time. Of course, every child hates reading out loud my child especially. I used to sound them out for her but now I just point each word for her to begin sounding them out on her own.
This day, in particular, was difficult, to say the least, every word she would sound out properly and say a completely different word. Our read-out-loud is reading instructions for language arts and math. So this could be why I get some resistance. However, they pick a book to read silently. Having read the instructions helps to build reading comprehension
For history, we read a book called “Takini Lakota Boy Alerts Sitting Bull” by Kenneth Thomasma. We read a chapter a day and draw a picture of what happens in that chapter. When pictures are drawn and colored the girls tell me what they remember hearing from that chapter.
This was the beginning of the week. It was a rough start but it has gotten better. We are cooperatively working together now and listening to each other. every day is different yet productive.
Have a happy Wednesday. I hope the rest of the week goes smoothly for you all. Thank you for stopping by and taking a moment to read/enjoy the pictures.