Nope, not rules like follow these instructions, like Homeschool is so COOL!
I am really refreshed after our summer break and enthusiastic to stat a new year homeschooling. I had a big burn out at the end of last year and I remember thinking I hope I have some joy and peace by the time our next year begins.
Well the summer was PACKED with lots of fun and travel so I really did not get much rest in. Yet I feel rejuvenated and excited for the new year. I feel this is right were God wants me.
One thing I am really encouraged about is teaching Jadon. Over the summer he had a tutor which I found very helpful. She inspired me in teaching him. Also I did a lot of research and read some books on right brained learning and thinking. Jadon is very right brained. So I am really eager to implement all that I learned.
I am also thrilled about all the kids curriculum. I had time to research and really customize their curriculum. I read lots of other homeschooling mommies reviews on what they were using and it was helpful in picking what would work best for each of my kids.
Another thing I am really looking forward to is starting to teach Shayla she loves learning and while she is not old enough for Kindergarten she is so ready to get her feet wet.
I know it is not perfect timing to have a baby...right after school starts. However I also know that God is so in control of timing and will help me get through. This maybe is the first time I have actually thought this little guy in my tummy is going to come home!
So our first week back we took it slow, cleaning desks, organizing, getting books in. This week we will kick in high gear. Hopefully with a organized, flexible schedule.(I am working on that now:)
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise