Sunday, May 2, 2010
From Public school to Public Charter school,
From Private school to Home school,
the options are endless!
When we made the decision to homeschool last year it was for many reasons...
I frequently tell friends that the reasons were like grains of sand.
Some bigger than others yet all making up the sculpture of our decision.
In the process of homeschooling #1, I've felt a bond between us cement outside of our emotional interactions... a trust that transcends discussion and I have gotten to know my daughter in a way that has gone beyond the reactionary way we all live with each other...
She has friends - some of them are friends from her old school that she still sees on a regular basis... the quantity of time is not the same that's for sure, but the Quality of the time they spend together? Not a bad trade-off. Other friends she has met through the numerous activities she has been involved in through our home school co-op!
I'm not saying there aren't days where I'm like, she could be in school? All day? And I could finish a sentence without being interrupted and questioned? But that's the rub... She's learning - and willing to learn from me and from others. A little different than last year when she would cry not to go to school 3 out of 5 days of the week...
This does not mean that we were against the school! It means that she was having non-academic difficulties that they did not have the time or resources to get to the bottom of - and I do! After all, she is ours!
And just for the record: there have been probably 4 times this whole school year that she has wished for her old school... 4 days out of the last 40 weeks is really saying something to my heart...
....Already looking forward to September! (For a few reasons....)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
So this is a quick update, no pics, but now that my computer is working I should be able to post some up soon!
Love and Blessings,
Friday, September 11, 2009
We're super excited to get started around here - and I'm only nervous like, 75% of the time!!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
(Not to mention Chicken Pot Stickers)
(Oh Yeah - and the Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice)
(Oops - don't forget the leftover white rice from #2's bowl....I don't think I need to eat for a few weeks.....)
(And I better not forget to tell you about the Strawberry Ice Cream Pie my very talented sister-in-law served up after dinner...yeah, I had a piece...)
John's parents just celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary yesterday! So they took us out! Hey, I'm game...
They are special people and it's always wonderful to spend time sharing our little family with them...our girls are sooooo blessed to have such wonderful Grandparents!
In other news, #3 really likes her doggie cousins (sorry, again, no pictures) but not as much when they're at eye level. She'd rather be eye level with a camera....
Good Night and Good 'Luck'
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Today my 3 girls and I cleaned the play area of the basement.
Today I couldn't stop thinking about homeschooling and the small details left to tie into a pretty bow.
See?? Teething, rubbing, pressing on her gums...whimpering, "Hodejoo." (Hold You)
Some days it just has to rain and kids just need to be held.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This can only end one of two ways - let's just leave it at that.
In other news, I have become organized!
Here is 'My Binder' (sung to the tune of 'My Buddy')
It is pretty and happy and holds 13 wks worth of scheduling.
I've decided that 13 weeks is about all I can handle in one place.
'My Planner' (second verse same as the first)
One last thing: