We are very unstructured homeschoolers. We find opportunities to learn seemingly around the clock. Yet still, I get a little anxious about math and writing. I find a certain level of safety and sanity in daily math and writing exercise, and sometimes the kids like to do "homework"; it helps them feel connected to their friends that go to school and have homework everyday.
Avery is plowing through Saxon Math, and Aidan sits down to complete nearly five pages of the Houghton-Mifflin Math in one sitting. Don't think this happens everyday, however. Sometimes our daily math practice happens outside the book and in the kitchen, on the computer, or on the floor with manipulatives like blocks, Legos, geoboards or candy. When Avery tires of these exercises, she has been known to make up her own math assignments. She loves to graph and I find her literal interpretation of the pie chart incredibly adorable, even blog-worthy.
If you would like to help Avery with her pie chart, please leave a comment regarding your favorite type of pie. So far the choices are pumpkin, cherry, pear, apple, blueberry, carrot (cake, not pie - don't ask, it's not my pie chart), and blackberry. We will add your first initial to the appropriate column, and when Avery is done with her assignment we will bake the pie (or cake) that wins. If you live close enough, perhaps we will save you a slice!