Monday, August 17, 2009

Fever

I have to admit I have the fever...the homeschool fever....I know it's just because my besties are doing it but it's ok for me to get into what they are into even if it's not all the way...right?

I have my concerns about our school district. My concerns, I believe, are valid but they don't start for at least another 2-3 years. So far my son has had a great experience...he's in 1st grade! I will say that his self esteem is usually the highest when he's with the kiddos of the besties mentioned above.

So you ask...half way...how do you homeschool half way? I have bought the reading and math K curricum from A Beka. I'm going to teach my 4 yr old to read and add. We are also going to have structure, bible time (that's been lacking---my fault---and not a good think to be lacking), story time, homemaking time, etc. So we aren't going in full fledge but I'm going to do enough to know whether I could do it full time-if the need arises.

I have been thinking alot about the pro's lately and they are beginning to out way the negative but I can't say it will ever happen...so I'm just going to live vicariously through my besties!

7 comments:

Kendra said...

The schools here are pretty bad. 2/3 of Missouri schools are below the standards on their benchmarks. Thankgoodness we have wonderful private schools to fall back on, if we can get in. But homeschool has crossed my mind a lot. Especially looking at the price of private school. If only we had a good co-op around here like in Arkadelphia then I would seriously consider it. That is something you have to really think and pray about. And you have to be organized, structured, and patient. Don't know if I can handle it. But I certainly see the benefits of it!

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

:) ::grin::

Carpoolqueen said...

I keep hoping that God isn't using all my homeschool friends to tell me something.....

Amber said...

The only time that fever is good!!

YOU CAN DO THIS!!

If I can...you SO can!!! :)

Tiffani said...

I appreciate your honesty so much in this post!

You'll know when it's the right season for your family. And, I'll tell you this...if you feel CALLED to do it...God will equip you no matter what!!!

I'll be thinking of you and praying for your "mini" homeschooling adventure this year and that if it leads to full-time deal..you'll have peace and be READY for it!

Lori said...

Sounds like no matter what you do in the future, you're going to enjoy this year a lot!

debra said...

This year should be a good test for you and your kids to see what it will be like to do full time. Since you are a concerned parent you kids will do well not matter which path you take. Good luck!!