I have a guilty confession. I have been one of those homeschool moms that just didn’t do science. It was hard, messy, and when your kid is struggling to identify letter/sounds trying to move on to science lessons seems moot at best. We just trudged through and focused on math and reading. Then next day more math and reading.
One of the reasons that I decided to homeschool was because there was too much pressure on kids (especially for kids with learning differences in math and reading). Math and reading are essential skills, but for most people, they are skills because we apply them other disciplines and careers. Instead of using science lessons as a way to give meaning to all the math and reading, I got too focused on just the math and reading.
I lost my way a little bit. I forgot that science is beautiful, fun, and exciting and not just a chore. It does require planning and a little effort. Once you get to that point of burnout it can be hard to figure a way out.
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