Our normal weekdays are pretty structured. My kids do very well with a good schedule so they know what to expect. Each morning we do school then we play in the afternoon. Most days we are done with our schoolwork by 10:30 or 11:00am. Some days, no one wants to focus and the day drags on into the early afternoon.
That was the issue on Monday. That is until our neighbor (who also homeschools) called and asked if we wanted to go fly kites for science. It was 11:15am and we were done with math, reading and a few other subjects but it was apparent the morning was going to creep into the afternoon. After a bit of hesitation, I decided that was exactly what our day needed, some spontaneity! So we loaded up the kiddos and drove up the street to a great open area to enjoy the beautiful fall day and perfect wind for kite flying.
It was relaxing, fun and made for a great science lesson about wind, direction, force, etc.
It’s not surprising, we had no problem working through our last few lessons of the day that afternoon. The break was just what we all needed to turn the long day into a memory! Sometimes a little spontaneity can go a long way!