Friday, December 9, 2011

Big Family News-- Part 1

After much discussion, we've decided that this year (kindergarten) will be Keelin's first and last year in public school. We're HOMESCHOOLING!!!

Keelin and Jackson playing Bingo

We're so excited, but to be honest, I am a little nervous! There are SO many tools out there in books, games, and the TONS of curriculi. Where do you even start?! I've picked up things here and there that I thought looked like something we might enjoy. I have 6 months before her school year is over (she's at an extended year magnet school, so we won't switch to full time homeschooling until June) and I am reading tons of books, blogs, and articles until then.

Homeschooling parents, what is your favorite resource? Tell me about the books you read, curriculum you prefer, activities you do with your kids- how do you do it!? :)

I want to hear the voice of experience... impart your wisdom, mamas!


Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said...

how exciting! i was homeschooled k-12th and wouldn't trade it for the world :o)

Beatrice said...

I have been homeschooled all my life (im 16)

if you have any questions my mom can soo help you.. she has homeschooled all 4 of the 6 of us kides (the other kids are too little)

Samantha said...

You should look into the k-12 program, my homeschooling friends always have great things to say about them. (and they give you your supplies, free.)

Sarbear said...

What an exciting adventure. I don't have kids yet, but I really like the different Waldorf schooling methods. I think it's an exciting thing, but also overwhelming to think about too, but with all the resources out there I think you'll do great, and the good thing is, you can learn as you go and if something doesn't work you have the choice to change it to better fit the child. How awesome. :)


Conservamom said...

I am going to follow your adventure. WE are debating back and forth whether or not to home school our oldest boy who starts kindergarten next year! Cant' wait to hear all about it :)

Anonymous said...
This lady is on the ball! Her names Kelly and she's in the same area as you.