I am so excited to have a second blog, dedicated to home schooling!! I can't wait to post of our adventures, our successes and our trials associated with home schooling.
I am looking forward to this school year and all the potential is holds. In this inaugural post let me tell you about us!
The 2009-2010 school year will be our fourth year home schooling. I have to say that it has truly been a process where we all learn. We chose homeschooling because we feel it's the best thing for our family and we love it! I can't say it's been without challenges, but what in life comes with out challenges?!?! Every year has been a little different as Makiah and I developed into a routine of what works best. This year will be no different because now I'll be schooling two! Sam is officially in preschool now and that will come with a whole new set of challenges and joys!
Makiah is eight years old and beginning the third grade. She is beautiful (which academically makes no difference), talented in music and art and is very smart. I look forward to seeing what all she will accomplish this year. Since beginning school she has always been on the A honor roll, her overall percentage of scores never falling below 97%. So thankful that she is doing well. She is doing her first book report next week and she will also be learning multiplication!! Woo Hoo!! We use the School of Tomorrow curriculum for her.
Sam, is a very high energy three (almost four) year old that has never met a stranger or a challenge! He is a very busy boy and if left without structure gets into some pretty big messes!! So I am having to really work on a structured day for him. He already knows all his colors, all the shapes, counts to 20 and recognizes numbers 0-9. I am hoping to start phonics in January!! Exciting!! Sam's curriculum consists of various workbooks, flash cards and resources printed from the web.
Daniel is our precious one year old who has to endure us all!! I work with him on various things such as language development and signing. He has some developmental delays and so he gets one on one attention too.
Whew! I am tired just thinking about it!! Like I said before, this year is bursting with potential and I look forward to the challenge of working with each child and watching them learn and seeing them "get it".
I welcome your comments and ideas!!
~~I am setting up a blog roll of home schooling families. I read them, I love them, some make me laugh and others make me think. They are a great mixture of home schooling, family and whatever else that blogger chooses, but each of them home school. If you go to their site in search of home schooling only posts, most of them have a label for home schooling. Also my list of resources is a work in progress and if you have a suggestion for it, please comment and tell me!~~