- Not taking first day of school pictures – we will be doing that today!
- Letting the kids take their school markers up to their rooms, never to be seen again.
- Not having a consistent start time for school – I blame that on the baby who has completely changed her nap schedule every week for the past month.
- Not involving the kids in chores because I just want to get them done as quickly as possible.
While my first month of homeschooling has been a little different than what I had expected, it has still been amazing. I have seen Emma excel at her reading and become more confident in her math facts. I have seen Jack fly through his first readers, constantly trying to catch up to what his big sister is doing. I have seen the excitement when I put on the timer and challenge them to do as many math facts in 10 minutes as they can. I have enjoyed Jack turning to Yoga when he is having a hard time, to help him sit and concentrate and relieve some stress. And one great thing that I have seen is Jack and Emma taking turns with their old flashcards and trying to “teach” Lucy different shapes and colors while she tries to eat the flash cards.