Homeschooling is a funny thing. It reveals the many dates, concepts, terms, and facts that either I didn’t learn or quickly forgot when I was a kid. Yes, even when it comes to third-grade material.
We’ve been learning about rocks this week: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, and metamorphic rocks. I’m sure I learned these categories when I was in elementary school, but if you had quizzed me on them recently… well, I would have hoped for a nice, easy matching or multiple-choice quiz. There’s a whole lot of cleaning out the cobwebs in my mind these days…reaching far back into the past to rediscover words that sound familiar but are seriously lacking in clarity.
Let’s just say I’m thankful for a science curriculum that gives me all the information I need to teach this stuff, and that I don’t have to remember it all on my own!
Being a bit of a nerd, I’m enjoying learning it all over again. Maybe I’ll remember things better this time around. Or then again, maybe not. My memory does not seem to be improving with age!