Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The beginning of homeschooling

My educational history is...interesting.  I am a kindergarten drop-out.  (We moved across the country mid-year).  I went to public school for 5th grade and half of 3rd grade.  I was homeschooled the rest...including two years of 6th grade since we kind of didn't do anything one year.  I went to private school 7th-12th and to college for 5 years, but still don't have a degree*.  The one year of homeschooling when we ended up not doing much was largely due to my mom trying out a new curriculum...or lack of curriculum.  It was the put-it-together-yourself type.  The rest of my homeschooled years were done with Calvert which I loved! (Though I do remember hating Composition and crying over Arithmetic!)  I always got in trouble for reading ahead in my history and storybooks...I didn't mean to. I just forgot to stop at the ends of chapters, ya know?

I've got a 3 year old and a 3 month old.  I have trouble keeping up with my dishes and laundry, not to mention trying to pull together a homeschool curriculum!  Even a preschool one.  Back when I was doing Calvert, they didn't have a preschool curriculum, but they do now.  And it'll be arriving at my house within a week! I'm so excited!

Miss M has been begging to "learn school" every day. She flies through preschool workbooks (even when I make her "review" pages she's already done so that she ends up doing everything two or three times).  I was planning to order a curriculum for her this fall, but hubby and I decided not to wait just for the sake of waiting.  She's got excellent fine motor skills for her age, so why not just get on with it?  I don't know if we'll finish in a year...or more...or less.  We'll go at our own pace, but at least I'll have something to keep her busy an hour or two during the day.

 This is going to be fun!

*It's kind of hard to graduate when they require certain upper-level classes, then schedule them once every two years at the same day and time as each other!  You'd almost think they don't want their students to graduate.

5 comments:

  1. Let me know how it goes. I've been going back and forth about homeschooling for a while so I'd love to see how you like it.

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  2. I *love* it! I go into this "teacher" mode I didn't even know I had and we both have an absolute blast! We took off the past two months 'cause I was so busy sewing for my sister's wedding, but we're back to it this week and it's great!

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  3. [...] the end of summer, but are back in the swing of things with Miss M’s homeschooling.  We started PreK in March and are continuing it, along with lots of game-like supplements since she’s very much [...]

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  4. [...] started Calvert PreK about a year and a half ago when Miss M was 3.25 years old.  We enjoyed it very much, but Miss M outgrew it faster than we [...]

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  5. Marcie I am also homeschooling my ygesount who just turned 8. My others are 22, 19, and 17. This is my first time homeschooling and I LOVE it. My first marriage was annulled and I was married in the Catholic Church to my wonderful husband, Chris, in 2003. {hence the age difference!}. It is truly a God-centered marriage that I have been blessed with. God has brought so much good out of some painful times in my life. Bless you!

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