Friday, February 26, 2010

Schooling

Today, I'm hoping to feel well enough to attend the state homeschool convention. Yes, we are joining the ranks at least for next year. We have pretty much officially decided to homeschool kindergarten. I'm excited and nervous. We've considered different options and feel that this will be the best for our family. And I must note that this in no way reflects on our time at the boys' preschool - we have enjoyed that overall! We will take it one year at a time and I'm sure there will be days that we will take it one day a time.

We have been considering classical education for a few years and that is the route we have decided to go. We have found excellent classes and great curriculum. We look forward to connecting in the local homeschool community. I'm hoping from some great tips, inspiration, encouragment, and ideas at the convention. And even if I don't find that, I will enjoy looking at the curriculum in the exhibit hall. :)

It's been a tough decision for us. A decision that we have discussed since before we had kids. It's a personal decision and not a choice that we feel is right for everyone. We don't know if we will homeschool for one year or for many years. We just know that this is the right choice for our kids for right now.

We pray for grace, wisdom and patience as we venture into this homeschooling journey. It is not a decision that we take lightly but we trust it will bring great rewards and lots of joy!

4 comments:

Nash said...

Hope you are able to go! I would not homeschool my children if someone paid me. :) I just know my personality and theirs would not work for a student/teacher relationship. I KNOW you will be excellent at it! Feel better!

Catherine said...

I hope you're able to go to the conference and that everyone is feeling better soon at your house. I'm interested to hear about your classes and curriculum and how it goes. This fall is Hannah's official preschool year and when it comes right down to it I'm a little nervous about officially teaching her stuff. I'd love it if you would post some ins and outs as you go along!

Leah said...

That's so wonderful that you're going to teach your kids! I'd love to hear about what curriculum you chose and how you're managing your everyday, busy life.

Brooke said...

You can do it! Alaina, you are creative, resourceful, and perfect for the job of teaching your boys next year.