Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Less is More

Here we are nearly half way through our school year and I am, once again, tweaking the schedule. We just don't have enough time in our day to accomplish all that I'd like to. Rather than being discouraged and frustrated and stressed out all the time I've decided that somethings gotta give. I need to enjoy what we're doing. I need my children to enjoy our days. So I've scaled back the expectations once again in an effort to be realistic about what we actually NEED to accomplish. Here's a beautiful sight. Kate was able to get her work done in the morning and have time to do something she enjoys. Which is read. And look at what she chose. So it's a win win, really! I think she just might be learning a little something on her lunch break :)

2 comments:

Daniel's Helpmeet said...

Good for you! I like to get our book work finished in the morning, so that we can do the things we really enjoy in the afternoon. Plus, these days I really only have the energy for the essentials!

Mandie M. said...

Love this!! She will learn SO much from just enjoying her "break." My main goal as a 1st grade teacher is to get them to love reading, whatever the cost! The rest falls into place :)