While my children aren’t quite old enough to be in school, being a big sister, I like to stay on top of school issues and so forth so I can help my brothers when need be. I try to stay involved and keep myself learning about things not only from the everyday educational issues but curriculum as well so I can help when they might not get something.
Since there is such an age gap between us, it’s nice to be able to have them spend the night or be there for certain events, whether it be school concerts or baseball games. With one in sixth grade and the other fifth, it’s easy to get them both involved as well. Last week, we had a lot going on within our family and I had separate time with both of my brothers to just hang out a bit and have one on one time.
My baby brother and I talked about school with an upcoming social studies test he had going on. While he was a bit ornery with it, I finally got him to tell me they were studying the Civil War. Social studies was always fun for me in school and I made sure to tell him if he needed help, to let me know. When it comes down to it, I always know there’s way to find other resources online to help, whether it be social studies lessons plans that I can show him specific times in our history or certain hints to remember when it comes to math (NOT my strong point!). It is amazing how easy it can be to find what you need to help with learning if you just take the time to sit down and explore.
I love being there for my little brothers and hopefully, with me staying in the know with their school stuff, I can be prepared and ready for my girls when they enter school.