I've been thinking for awhile that I needed to do a homeschool update and share what has been working for us this year, and what hasn't. I know that I learn so many good things from other people that I thought I'd mention what we have been doing in case it is helpful to anyone...or if you have any suggestions of things to try.
This is our second year of homeschooling. Asher is doing 1st Grade and Rose started Kindergarten. Overall we have really been enjoying it. I won't lie and say that we don't have tantrums at least every other day, that often the things I plan turn out to be total flops (or I am too lazy to do them), or that there are not days I think I must be totally crazy for not taking the public school option and having at least five hours a day without FOUR kids under the age of 7 running around my house.
Yet, when it comes right down to it I know that this is what God wants me to be doing right now, and-- for the most part-- it working! It has been amazing to see how this process of home school has changed me as a mother and helped me learn to be a nurturer . Home school makes you face your parenting weaknesses and family problems in a head on approach. There is no avoiding them when you are together so much. We've worked through a lot of things, and everyone is learning. Things aren't perfect.... but there are moments that are.
It is also so rewarding to see the friendships between my children and to see them learn and to be an active participant in all of those moments. I'm grateful for this time in my life.
It is precious.
So I'll share what we have been up to as long as you realize that not everything goes perfect everyday. It is a work in progress.