I am gonna attempt to have a school blog. I am gonna use this to show others that I'm actually teaching my kids and not just letting them play all day long. I'm gonna take lots of pictures from our day to day activities. And, I'm hoping to, one day, print this out and have a memory book of my homeschooling days. Since I have no time to scrapbook, this is the best way to do it. :)
This is my third year of teaching my kids. I can't imagine them in school all day long. I went to school to be a teacher, but I stopped when I got married. But I always worked with kids. I taught pre-school, I always babysat then I was a part time nanny up until a month before my son was born. Then I stayed home and raised him, and then his sister. When we moved into this house we were so happy to be three blocks away from the local elementary school. We walked to take little man to kindergarten. But kids were not the way we remembered kids to be. So we put him in private school for first grade. And we hated it!!! We loved the school, but hated the fact that he was gone all day. I loved being around my kids. Half day was fine for pre-school and kindergarten, but all day was no fun. So I talked to a friend and she brought up homeschooling. In the back of my mind I already thought about doing it, but I never knew how. Well, I figured it out and jumped right in full force. So Sassy has only been to pre-school. I've taught her kindergarten through now 2nd grade. Little man 2nd through now 4th. It has been hard some days. But mostly we enjoy learning together. I also love to see them get along as siblings. They are each others best friends. Even though they would never admit it. They are together all the time.
Hubs is a firefighter, so homeschooling fits us perfectly. We can take a day off in the middle of the week to spend the day together as a family, or go on vacations on off peak season, when everyone else is in school. I am so blessed to have a hubby who supports me and helps if I need it. Some days we'd like to pay the yellow bus to stop and pick up our kids and take them to school for the day. But, mostly we love being a close family.