We do school in the late afternoon or evening. I have checklists of what we've accomplished so that I am able to show DH (and myself) that learning is taking place. It's actually kind of neat for DH to be able to see some of the work being done in the evening from time to time- I think sometimes the guys think that teaching 3 kids at once is a breeze. LOL!
I also have switched my oldest to a lot of computer-based and independent study. If I am having a low engery day (and when am I not!) his school may be reading from a pre-selected list of books covering various topics. Right now he's reading a world history book and several science books, plus one on creative writing and another on spelling. On days where I am more hands-on with him, I may give my DD a lighter assignment load. We have a Jumpstart subscription and she is using that to review math facts right now. My oldest can also help her with reading and math.
PBS, Discovery and History channel are big hits around here too. This week the kids watched a program about a previously unknown Egyptian queen, the polar ice caps and a program to rehabilitate the reefs in Florida- that one was really cool!
Honestly, though I don't discount the problems that arise from fatigue (I know there's lots of stuff I'd do if I had more energy), I think the bigger problem is you and DH being on different pages as far as what "school" should look like. I hope that the two of you can sit down and work that out. I would approach it in that way though- be non-confrontational but tell him that you feel that you are accomplishing your goals and ask him if/why he feels that you are not. KWIM?
FWIW, we usually don't get started on school until 2 p.m. My mother, who is a morning person, is convinced that my life would be so much better if I just had my whole day complete by 10 a.m. !!! I tell you, I just don't "get" morning people. LOL! What on earth makes them think that the same amount of time spent on a task before noon is somehow better. ;-)
Last edited by TonyaP; 01-07-2012 at 12:21 PM.
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