Homeschooling is a lot of fun. People think it’s a lot of work — well, it can be I guess…but mostly it’s a lot of fun. I really like having the kids at home with me. Sometimes they drive me nuts, but for the most part I really like that they are with me all day instead of in school. There will come a day in the not-so-distant future where they will be in school most of their days and then in activities in the afternoon, and I will barely see them. So I’m going to cherish these homeschooling days right now and enjoy them for what they are — not perfectly scheduled days, not chaos-free days, but days at home spent with me and their siblings.
Here is Alex. He is working with third grade material this year. He writes everyday in his “journal” and he loves to read. He is really good at math. He needs to work on his writing — he often forgets to use capital letters and the correct punctuation at the end of sentences.
And here is Avery. This year she is working from the second grade books. We are concentrating on getting her to read fluently right now. She reads Dr. Suess books everyday to reinforce her basic words. She loves reading them outloud to herself or to Aria (sometimes I put Aria next to Avery on the couch as she’s reading. It gives Avery an audience which boosts her reading confidence, and it gives Aria something to focus on and listen to while I try to fold some laundry or clean up the kitchen)