Mission #1 of Homeschool Recon: Restocking Rations
How did we get here?
And, What does that mean exactly?
Well, if you read my previous post, you might be a little more keen to what is going on around here.
But basically, I had enrolled Sissy (7) my oldest in an online charter school this year….
Which wouldn’t have necessarily been a bad choice,
as I know this homeschooling method WORKS for many families.
But my choice was made out of FEAR…which is never good.
And ultimately it didn’t end up working for us.
No big deal right?
Except for the fact that I withdrew her last month without having a replacement curriculum in place.
(Ahem…..not one of my prouder moments)
But it had to be done.
I’m a firm believer that learning should be fun
(or at least manageable)
And when a child is dreading….complaining…. and dragging
their feet at the very mention of “school”
then something has to be done….differently.
(Like everyday dread…not just the occasional schoolwork grumps.)
Soooo this past month, We’ve been doing a mish-mash of things, making sure we hit all the core requirements,
but we haven’t exactly settled into a routine.
(And I am one of those people who NEED routine)
So, I’ve been really busy finding just the right resources for our family,
and I’ve found some really great things I’m going to share soon!
I’m actually quite excited about it!
But first I thought I’d share an update
on the line-up around here:
(perhaps to explain why there will be piles of laundry in the background of my photographs)
Sissy 8 years: 2nd Grade
Bubba 5 years: First Grade
Monkey 20 months: Tot School
Freckles 2 months: Life School
Phew…I’m overwhelmed just posting that.
Life is busy around here.
Somedays I have moments of clarity…
and realize that I have FOUR children…
But most days are just a blur
of diapers, colored pencils, and Clorox.
So stay tuned for Homeschool Recon updates….
Don’t give up on me quite yet….
I’m sure to have another lucid moment sooner or later!