Around here it is the time to look at curriculums, schools and plans for next year. This time of year always gets me thinking. Are we in a good spot?
Are the kids learning new information? how to learn?
Are the kids happy?
Are they engaged?
For the first time ever since I became the parent of school aged kids, I am content. Yes, we are in a terrific spot. We are not stuck on curriculum. Life is learning. When the kids are interested in something, they go with it. They delve into the subject finding out all that they need. They laugh daily. They argue daily. They are learning so much more than information in books. They are learning about being a good neighbor and citizen, nature, being a good friend, being a loving sibling, emotions, cooking, health, money, reading, math, and being a teacher. They are engaged in life. They plan. They make goals. All of the important information that they are learning comes from life. No curriculum can teach all of this.