Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I have a confession to make...

I hate teaching science.

Does that make me a horrible teacher?

I teach my kids at home, am responsible for their entire academic learning process, and I dread, each and every day, teaching them science.

Not all science.

Just anything that has to do with earth science, chemistry, physics, gravity, forces of nature, weather, the earth's atmosphere, the world's oceans, and taxonomy of both plants and animals.

Hmmm. That consists of all but two units of this year's science curriculum.

I DO love teaching anything and everything about cells, cell processes, and physiology. Guess that is why I didn't become a nuclear physisist and instead pursued an occupational therapy degree.

You would think I would be excited about learning all these things once again, because now I can see their relevance in my world.

Wrong. I still don't get it. I guess that makes me NOT smarter than a 5th grader.

But, I'm trying to be a darn good actress and showing my kids all my enthusiasm for this great world of scientific discovery.

Thank goodness for Cosmeo to explain it when I can't. Heck, even Schoolhouse Rock has it figured out better than I do.

Off to utilize my wheel and axle to get us to tonight's church activities...


Joyce said...

I enjoyed your funny post, Sarah! Hope your 'wheel and axle' activity was safe this evening.

I'm thankful to not enjoy every subject, because it helps to narrow down one's focus. If a person is good at everything, it would be difficult to decide what to do in life.

That's just my opinion. :)

Melanie said...

When I homeschooled my son, it was math. Thank heavens for Saxon math curriculum! I never would have gotten through Algebra! My favorite was history. Have a great day! ((Hugs))