So, we've been homeschooling for about 6 months. My sons are almost 7 and 4. I'm having trouble with my oldest and I don't want this to be drudgery! We started out using Oak Meadow, which was okay but I felt like I had no direction. Not to mention the lack of nature here (unfortunately). So, I moved on to Math U See (which he likes and does well with), Explode the Code (which he's okay with, not excited though) and I have him read a book everyday (one of the first readers suited to his reading level). We just finished a unit on fish and went to the local aquarium. Problem is, he digs in his heels at every chance he gets, even though I know he can do the work. He's smart. He doesn't like to do new, more challenging things I think because he thinks he's going to get it wrong. I don't know why he thinks this, I really try to encourage and explain things in a way he'll understand.
I'm thinking about trying Moving Beyond the Page, maybe he'll enjoy that more?
I try to keep our connection strong, we play Legos together, he tells me all about Star Wars, he helps me bake (because he wants to work for the Cake Boss one day!)..
Maybe this is just more of a vent, but I read all these things about homeschoolers and their kids singing songs and just having a good ol' time, and that's just not the case here. I almost dread speaking the "S" word in the mornings.
I really don't know what to do to make this enjoyable for all of us. My 4 year old is all about it and ASKS to do school. The older one is totally opposite.