I can’t believe that I can finally say that I am a homeschooling mom.
I always knew I would be(once I had a child that actually made me “mom”). It has always been the plan. The dream.
As most of you already know, Jim and I were both homeschooled. We had amazing, amazing experiences with homeschooling. Both of us learned in very different homes with very different styles. Different parents, different co-ops, different curriculums. But still, the results are the same.
We loved it. And we both always knew, even from the time we were dating, that someday. Whenever that day would be, when we had children, we would homeschool them.
And here we are. It came so fast.
We parents always say that don’t we? It came so fast.
But it really did.
Her first day of Pre-K photo.
The epitome of what makes homeschooling really awesome.
Princess dress, shoes on the wrong feet, a slow morning, a late afternoon photo. On our front porch and also our school building.
I know a lot of you have been wondering and have asked me what curriculum we are using with Abigail this year. Let me fill you in!
I decided to choose Confessions Of A Homeschooler. You can check out her website: HERE
This is Pre-K. My girl is 3. I didn’t want anything remotely hardcore or super structured. I want her to learn through playing, time with me, and time out and about primarily. But, I also felt like recently, our days had been lacking a little bit of focus. So, I definitely knew it was time to start something.
I’ve had it in my head for a while now that I wanted to do a “Letter Of The Week” curriculum with her. Initially I thought I would invent it myself, but once I discovered I could buy the entire program for $15 instantly, I decided to let someone else do it for me 😉
We’re obviously only a week and a half in, but it has been AMAZING. I mean, just what I could have hoped. It has perfectly filled in the gaps of what our routine was previously lacking, it has been way more fun to teach her than I ever expected, and being the one to help foster and guide that learning has been such an enormous blessing to me, and to our family.
I could cry every single morning when we sit down at the table(latte in hand, of course) and pray before we start our lessons. I thank God that I get one more day with her home with us. I thank Him that it is still legal to keep her home and to teach her how we believe she should be taught. I thank Him and beg Him to help me be the best teacher I can be and for her to be the best student she can be and then we navigate these new waters together.