Ah, it’s Monday again, isn’t it? Does anyone else just have a problem getting motivated on Mondays… or any day, for that matter? Well, we do too. Homeschoolers aren’t some weird secret society with a limitless supply of creativity and happy ‘chi’. Our cool-aid sometimes has a bit less sugar than we like and our pencils just bust (sometimes literally).
We had a whole year like this, actually. We struggled with subjects, we struggled with books, and we struggled with just getting TO the schoolroom. It was a miserable year. I am so embarrassed to confess that the school year was almost finished before I got a clue. I was sitting in a bath, getting some down time, having an earnest prayer time about the one thing I felt I was failing at.. teaching my children. God gently put a mirror in my face to show me that I was very much the problem. I didn’t want to ‘play the game’ anymore. I was quite ready to ‘pick up my ball and go home’.
I did some soul searching, I actually polled the kids on some things, and we agreed to find a creative way to start our school week. Since our family really enjoys music, we often choose to start the week with the iPod plugged into the surround sound, moshing or air jamming our Monday morning away. It helps to get our blood pumping, our funk chased off, and our smiles firmly planted on our faces. We then trek down to the schoolroom. It sounds crazy, but it works for us. My kids have had great attitudes towards school and their teacher is excited to teach. I am sharing one such jam session with you all today. It always helps the kiddos when I pull out the camera. I have natural hams 😉