How long do you "do school" in a day? I'm panicking a bit.
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April 23rd, 2010, 12:14 PM
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physical education- included outside play, any sports, any hikes, going swimming with friends, karate, or other things like that.
Science includes- grocery store shopping (get
grocery cart math
to make shoping more fun), walks, a lot of educational shows, legos, and scouts
Social studies- Playing with friends (citizenship), going on trips, long car ride (play licenses plate hunt), and other things like that.
English - books on tape for the car, reading, watching a movie that you read about.
I suggest keeping a note book this weekend write down everything one of your kids do and the length of time they do it. Then after they go to bed try to think of what they learned from it and stick it into a subject category. Allow yourself to only cross out three things as non-educational. You will be amazed at how much time kids spend learning on there own.
We have the 180/ days 900/hours rule here too. I count summer too. He often goes to half day summer camp (art, PE) and swims until 5 pm after that dinner story time bed. So that's (12/hr x 4 and 14 hours x 1) x 4 = 248 hours in the summer.
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