Yesterday was our first day of school. We had a great day together! At the end of the day Samuel told Eric, "I had a great first day of school! I can't wait until the second day!" Well, at least I (we) succeeded for one day.
Our goals for this year are: 1. Love God, 2. Love each other, 3. Have fun. Something that I hear from people all the time is how patient I must be to homeschool and that they could never have enough patience to do it.
Well, are you ready for the truth? I don't have some superhuman amount of patience (or, even an above average amount) or any other special gift that makes me some amazing homeschool teacher-mom. Homeschooling is a choice that we make because we believe it's best for our children and family and, just like anything else you commit to, you work hard and make it work. I don't think it's so much that I have a lot of patience, but maybe that I'm completely lacking in patience and God wants it to be a (never stinking ending) lesson for me.
Second grade and kindergarten
Pre-school and baby school (as we like to say)
This year is our first year having two kids officially in school. Samuel is already way ahead of his grade, which makes things much easier (total blessing of homeschool- he's learned right along with Judah!). Last year Silas and Finley were both super clingy during our school time, but so far it's been a lot easier and they seem to be either participating in an age-appropriate activity at the table or playing by themselves. I know it is only the second day of school, so ask me again in a few months.
Each morning we start school with a time for them to write whatever they want in their journals. Judah's journal entry yesterday was TOO cute.