I Was Thinking…
The planning is done for now! Finally got everything lined up for our first semester of this year’s homeschooling adventure. Over the years, I have learned that I have to be open and flexible. I have to be intentional and look outside of the box for the right curriculum for each of my children. It is a lot of work, but it is SO crucial to their success!
I have one child who is dyslexic, but so intelligent…I am so excited that I found a history curriculum that reads the text out loud. One of my children who really needs to be challenged will be learning Java programming. Hands on learning has always worked the best for a couple of my kids. Meeting each one of them right where they are is my main goal.
We have our basics to meet the state educational requirements, but I also search high and low to find classes to meet each one of their passions as well. So, some of our classes will include culinary arts/knife training, drawing faces, video assembly and website design.
Finally, after watching the movie Pay It Forward I decided to challenge my children to change the world this year. To come up with some small or large way to make a difference. They have all bounced ideas off of me so we will see how they do – I’ll keep you up to date!
I am excited for this school year. We will see what works and what doesn’t. We will make tweaks where necessary and find the right fit. Schooling my kids is one of my most favorite parts of my life!