We had a tough school day today. Some of the kids are sluffing off and not getting their assignments completed in a timely manner. A couple of the children kept trying to sneak outside to play in the sunshine and we really needed to get some things accomplished. Tempers (mine especially) were running thin.
Due to their procrastination, we will be completing assignments until supper time. The bright spot in the day came while teaching how to reduce fractions. I showed my son a simple shortcut. He looked up in wonder and enthusiastically said, "Wow! This is so cool!" That's one reason why we home school.