That would have been a blast!
Here are my roomies for the weekend. (We played beauty shop the night before, thus the straightened hair.)
And now a few more questions:
How did you come to the decision to homeschool?
I remember being pregnant with my first child and thinking about his future. The thought of only having him for 5 years before turning him over to spend the majority of his time with someone else just didn’t settle well with me. I really felt like it was my responsibility to be instilling values in him and training him morally. I knew that academically he would get a satisfactory education in a school but they wouldn’t be able to cover the values and moral issues that we wanted to instill. And since character is much more important (to me) than academics, I felt like he wouldn’t be getting the best education he could have. Only Chris and I could do that. I also knew that I was intelligent enough to cover the academic areas myself so really I had no doubts about approaching his education this way.
What is your favorite homeschooling resource?
I love the rainbow resource catalog. It has just about everything you could want at a discount. So I use that resource the most. I really like the beautiful feet catalog too. That covers my academic resources. My favorite support and “true education” resource (keeps me encouraged and on the right track) is Homeschool Oasis. Their article charts cover everything from whether you’re homeschooling out of conviction, how to homeschool during high school and heart issues in ourselves and our kids. GOOD STUFF!
As soon as I figure out how to put a word document on my blog (any tips???) I’ll answer the scheduling questions. I’ve finally worked out a way to tackle the area of teaching multiple age levels and living in a (mostly) tidy home and I’m really excited to share it. (Hoping it helps someone out there!)