homeschooling over the past six months.
I had a wonderful mother’s helper, who essentially
allowed me to plan out the kids’ entire school year this summer. It was amazing feeling so prepared!
one of my biggest concerns was how that was going to work with
homeschooling. My two are six and four,
so they are not doing a ton of independent work when it comes to school. This is a whole new world for me. When we brought home our second baby, Emma
was two, so although I knew we would be homeschooling, we were not doing
anything besides reading books and singing songs.
the kids are able to learn something new even if they are not sitting down to
do some type of worksheet. But, I also
knew that I was going to need to do quite a bit more in the late summer/early
fall so that I did not feel like we were completely behind.
accomplishing most of what I want to accomplish on a weekly basis.
school. I think that is a definite bonus
of homeschooling, the flexibility. We
will take off right through the holidays this year. We typically will take off between
Thanksgiving and Christmas for our winter break, but this year we will start a
bit earlier, whenever baby decides to make her arrival!
said above I believe the kids are able to learn something every day. However, I can say with confidence it will be
pared down…a lot. I expect that our
literature based approach to homeschooling will be a help. The ability to sit down and nurse the baby
while reading to the kids will be a great way to keep the learning going, even
though we are officially on a “break.”
but also from those of you who have kids in public school!
you brought a new baby home? Did you
take a large break? How was the
adjustment period in those first weeks?
Linking up at the Hip Homeschool Hop