We are lucky. We spend most days doing whatever interests us. Learning is pretty fun around here. We do use workbooks, but even they are not too bad.
Don’t tell my kids, but what has really been boring for me is memorizing math tables. We tried fun ways like playing board games or with Apps. We used Wrap-ups. We watched videos. We read books. We ran flashcards.
They were, indeed, fun. In the end, though, to really get the job done, we needed to just write them out. Over, and over, and OVER. Then we wrote them out again, and again, and AGAIN. It is tedious. And boring. And it takes time. But, you know what? It works. Even Joseph is learning them just because he wants to do what Molly is doing.
All this dull work reminds me of one of my favorite quotes about education:
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
What bores you?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us DULL.