It is Sunday, October 9. We are clustered on the top bunk, looking at our weekly schedule.
We’re five weeks into our school year and it’s time to make some revisions. Amabel says we haven’t spent enough time reading and writing. Are we doing enough math? Why do we spend so much time on history? And what about those science experiments we’ve been talking about? Where will we fit them in?
Amabel is my best critic. Having spent two years in public school learning with a wonderful teacher who held high expectations, she is pretty serious about her learning.
I actually have to remind her, and myself, that lots of “other” things count as learning even if they don’t look like “school.”