Home-schooling, fun or failure?
You teach yourself!
I threw Femke’s book through our little classroom and when I did this for the second time, the girls quietly responded with saying: Mammy, you would have lost your job, now already, had you been a teacher in our school.
That was not the best way of teaching.
It reminded me of the CD we had been listening so often during our long journey’s.
ANN SHIRLEY, HAS A VERY BAD TEMPER! says the voice on the cd.
Anne (with an e) stood before the blackboard in the classroom and had to stand there, because she had lost her temper when Gilbert had called her: Carrots!!! because of her glorious red hair. And so Anne of Avonlea, the girl in the famous Canadian story lost her temper and was called to the front of the class.
I should have been there too.
That is the failure part of home-schooling. For the rest, I am sure that you are eager to know how things are going here and the pictures are giving at least a slight impression.
Now we have a daily routine as if I am running an orphanage, that is all fine and set. And for the rest I am learning and the girls are teaching me how to teach. Apart of those few moments that I am with my hands in my hair, plain exhausted of all the changes, language study, and other things, it is going pretty well.
I am sure we will look back on this time later and say: It was pretty tough actually, but we made it!
Enjoy the pictures:
Warm greetings from the students in Osijek.
Jelle, Janneke, Marijke, Judith, Femke and Laurens.