While Mom (that's me) does all of the scheduling, choosing of the curriculum and most of the teaching Dad plays a very important role. Since Dad works from 1-9pm he is home in the morning when most of our learning takes place. Dad joins us (and often leads) family prayer, scriptures, memorization and read-alouds. This happens during breakfast. Then while Mom proceeds downstairs with the children for "learning time" Dad is upstairs getting things ready for lunch (grocery shopping, prepping and cooking)! During this time, if Mom needs and extra hand (academically or disciplinary) Dad steps in! Dad also joins us for as many field trips as possible (most of them) and helps teach. Dad's main teaching focus is in the kitchen and math (a subject he teaches at the alternative high school)! In the future Mom envisions Dad teaching kiddos how to use power tools and when Monkey is older, Boy Scouts! Dad is also the encourager, he is very supportive...I wouldn't be able to homeschool without his support. Last but not least, Dad, works very hard to provide for us and makes it possible that Mom can work from home and homeschool our beautiful students!
As for Grand-Dads...well, 2 out of 3 grandpas live out of state so they read the blog and chat with the kiddos on the phone. They also enjoy going on "field trips" when they come visit or when we get to go visit them. We are blessed to have 1 grandpa who lives about 45 minutes away. Grandpa (and Grandma) like to go with us on our field trips and take the kids hiking and to parks.
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