Homeschooling flexibility? What is that?
Yesterday was a prime example of how homeschooling allows kids to pursue their interests and how a lesson plan can be easily set aside when another learning opportunity arises.
I currently have two pianos in my house (I'm deciding which one I'm going to keep), so in this decision process I had a master piano technician look over both pianos on Tuesday. He was a really nice guy, and the kids loved watching him work. Not surprisingly, their curiosity about how pianos work was piqued.
So yesterday, although we were scheduled to talk about percussion instruments, we decided to take a look at the action in pianos. We took my black Weber apart (as we had seen the piano tech do it) and took a good look at the mechanics of the piano.
It was great to hear the kids say repeatedly throughout our lesson, "Oh, I see how it works!" I don't think yesterday's lesson will be something they will forget since it was completely interest-led. And I look forward to many more "school" days like this where our homeschool flexibility equals better learning.