First two weeks have been HORRIBLE - help!
We decided on a Waldorf curriculum mostly because of the hands on concepts and the heavy artistic influence (that is my background). My daughter is extremely talented artistically and my son was has a gift with music.
Fast forward to today and I am ready to pull my hair out. My 11yo son argues with everything. According to him, he has already done all of the math I assign him and somewhere along the road he decided he wasn't good at art. What???? My 8yo daughter gets very upset during art class now because she feels it isn't good enough. We are building a building for her lesson, which in and of itself is a great project, but honestly is all me. Our days are packed full - here is a sample of our daily schedule:
9am - walk the dogs
9:30 - Morning meeting (includes playing a game or two)
10am - main lesson block (this is the building project and my son's geology lesson)
11:30 - Math review
11:45 - Music practice
12pm - Read quietly
12:30 - lunch
1pm - rest
1:30 - French
2:15 - Art
The schedule changes slightly every day but I truly feel like I am working my butt off here. I didn't expect this to be easy, but I expected it to be easier.
I need help, encouragement, advice - anything that will make me feel like my decision to home school was the right one. I really miss my days where I could actually sit and think without interruption.