Last week was pretty hard, getting the kids into new routines and figuring out how much they could handle to learn. How much time could they sit and do work, how often did they really need breaks. How long should the school day last? etc etc etc...
Then this week the kids just fought. All. The. Time! It has been really cold here and snowy and just icky. Plus we've been dealing with illness too. I was about to throw in the towel and say, no more school for another week! Just let 'em battle it out for awhile ;)
Yesterday I decided to try a more relaxed approach and see how it went. I had L on once couch, M on the other and Little Man on starfall.com . It was so much fun and we covered a ton more material, so nice! Fighting was much less and I think they really enjoyed the day. I know I did!
Today we are going to the library and we'll do craft time and maybe some geography or history. Just a relaxed day.