As we are really getting into the Time 4 Learning program, we are enjoying it more and more. We are learning lots of different things and finding that learning can be fun even when things are stressful on the homefront. (Stress meaning the holidays, my job and my laptop giving up the ghost.)
The one thing that I have really noticed and appreciate is that my son is getting up earlier and rushing to his computer so that he can begin school. I have never seen this even when a much desired field trip was happening. He knows just what is expected of him and he wants to learn through this program. I find that to be a very positive thing.
I spent some time in the parent forums and in the FAQ’s and helps in order to know the best way to make this program work for my son. I used the scope and sequence that was provided and figured out how much of which subject needed to be completed each day. I then transfered the schedule to a chart and printed it for my son. He loves his Time 4 Learning schedule. I love it too.
I have discovered that although I am right here and available for any questions, that this has given me the opportunity to spend a little time doing things that I need to do during our school time. My son is learning and I can spend a little more time doing my job. This allows me more free time in the evenings to be a mother and wife. I love spending this time with my family.
One of the things that I have noticed is that although the program is secular in nature, there are several good references to Christian values. Today my son was working in his social studies and there was a unit study on Christ. He learned a lot that I thought he already knew. I have taken pride in teaching my son about God and Jesus Christ. However, sometimes there are holes in our education that we do not realize. Today, Time 4 Learning made me aware of some of those holes. I can now make it a point to close that gap and make sure he is learning the things that are the most important. Thanks TIme 4 Learning!