Thursday, May 26, 2011

Homeschool Musings

Bonnie and I are finishing up our final weeks of homeschooling fourth grade. I'm so proud of her hard work this year!! We started with the fall of the Roman Empire and worked our way chronologically to studying Shakespeare. Her reading, writing and math skills have improved tremendously since August. It's been a fun journey, and I'm already looking forward to next year. (But if course, I plan on enjoying that break called Summer first.)

Despite my general excitement for another year of the McCormick Academy, there are days, like today for example, when I doubt my sanity as a homeschooling mother, especially since next year will be my first year really "teaching" all three kids. Obviously as a parent, I've been teaching Jack and Fred since birth, but this will be the first year the boys will have real "curriculum." I plan on starting them both with Saxon Kindergarten for math, and getting them both reading. (We're using the Ordinary Parent's Guide for Teaching Reading.) These seem like such simple and yet completely daunting tasks! Who knows, maybe it will actually be easier for me, since I will have Fred right beside me while I'm teaching, rather than having to interrupt class with Bonnie to go see what Fred broke or what he peed on. (Today it was the basement floor, a living room pillow, and his chair in the kitchen. Peed on, not broken.)

1 comment:

  1. Bwahahaha. I [heart] Fred too much! And yay, you SHOULD blog. Someone with something actually interesting and informative to pass on!? Bring it on, Grapesworth!

    prinn xxx