Friday, 16 December 2011

Schooling with Daddy

Last Week my husband took the day off work and told me that he was giving me a day off from teaching. WOW!! I was supposed to use this time to rest and relax but I did a bit of housework.

While my husband didn't cover the subjects that I normally cover in a morning, I thought he did a great job! I did have to laugh out loud though as when he sat the kids down he told them to be as good for him as they are for Mommy during school:) I can assure you they were :) !!!

Daddy decided to clean the computer and use this time to explain the parts of the computer to the children.

Daddy and the kids cleaning the dust out of the inside of the computer, and looking at more interesting computer parts.

Next, my husband decided to cover a bit of geography. I had been meaning to review longitude and latitude with the kids for some time during our geography lesson, but hadn't gotten around to it yet. So I handed my husband the supplies and let him have a turn.

Using the globe to locate countries and cities we have been studying this year using longitude and latitude.

Next Daddy used the Google Earth to compare the longitude and latitude the children located on the globe.

School lasted for about 2 hours and then we took the rest of the day off. The kids really enjoyed having Daddy do school telling me that Daddy's school isn't as hard as Mommy's school;). I wonder how long it will be before I get another day off:)


  1. I love it when daddies husband used to step in from time to time and the kids always loved it!

  2. Congrats on getting your well deserved break from teaching! It looks like Daddy did a great job. My hubby has stepped in a few times and it's always a treat for my kids. Well, it's always a treat for my kids to have Daddy take off a day of work during the week :) Have a blessed weekend and clicked a vote for you! :)

  3. Okay, where did you find this man and can we rent him to train our husbands?!?!? My husband has never, ever, ever, offered me a day off to rest and relax (and I've been homeschooling officially for 15 years!). I have to be really, really sick to get a day off and even then, unless I am in the hospital, I usually still have to check up on everything to make sure everyone the house doesn't get blown up or something. Actually, I better not have your hubby train mine, I'd probably have a heart attack and die if my husband made such and offer, so where's the good in that? Anyway, I shouldn't complain, my husband is a wonderful man, still, I'm just saying.... (I actually despise that phrase and am using it satirically, in case it wasn't obvious).

  4. @ Maureen LOL, you made my husband's day!:) I do have a keeper, he does so much for the kids and me. I am very lucky:)

  5. It's not often that the students like the substitute teacher as much as they like their own. Good job!!!

  6. How wonderful! I have to agree with Maureen though - my husband very rarely offers to teach the kids (or give me a day off). But he does bring them to some of their activities so I can stay home with the others and continue school uninterrupted. It works! LOL Looks like a great day!

  7. I remember when my dad used to teach us instead of our mom for the day. It was just about as awesome as having a substitute teacher in public always = more fun. :)

  8. Don't you just love it when Daddy steps in! I love the fact that God gave men and women such different ways of looking at and approaching things. And I love to watch my husband interact with our children. It looks like you had a similarly great experience with Daddy School. What a blessing! Thanks for sharing with NOBH. Smiles -