We are now HOMESCHOOLERS!
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|Sat, 06-01-2013 - 11:26pm|
So our last day of a B&M school was yesterday. We've been afterschooling this year and it's worked out great with the exception of severly overscheduled. So starting today, we homeschool. Ok - starting on Monday!
I recognize that it IS summer. We are just so excited to jump right in. Grin. Can you tell we couldn't get out of that school fast enough? We've been planning this for a long time. But you know, everytime I think I have it figured out, that self doubt creeps in.
This summer, the plan is to take a reading/literature class and a writing class. DS loves to write, so I hope it will help develop his skills there a bit. I signed up for 3 months and it's a work at your own pace kind of deal with a target of 90 mins/week. We'll see. We'll dabble with a math workbook I have as well just because DS loves math so much. This one won't increase his grade level, but should give him some good word problems to chew on for a spell.
I'm teaching an art class once a week with a few of his school friends. It's a great way to get them over on a regular basis to do an activity and then just hang afterward.
The other classes I have planned for our school include a few sports. He had to pick 2 sports to play this summer, one of which had to be a team sport (for the first time). I feel good about his choices there. One is once a week. The other is twice a week.
I'm counting therapy sessions as classwork too. Without that, there is no future, so it's part of the deal.
The last item on our "class" schedule is social time. This includes park dates, play dates, birthday parties, etc. Ironically, this "last" class is our highest priority.
I feel that it's a good curriculum for someone who just finished Kindy. I also feel it is a good fit as he picked out all the classes except the therapies.
We decided to jump into homeschool for a few reasons: 1) this is how our summer was going to look regardless, and 2) we have a lot of travel in the fall planned so we expect to take about 6 weeks off then.
So here I am feeling good about our plan going forward. Then tonight I "research" my way to a homeschool blog that talks about curriculum evaluations, how many hours are spent planning, organizational tips, etc. and I think, hmmmm. I sure hope those things are for older kids. Grin.