here we go!
Today was our “official” first day of K-4 homeschool. Annnnd, it was pretty good.
The homeschool part didn’t really take that long. The curriculum we’re using (Abeka) starts out slow, and then builds up. Example: this week we do phonics only. Then next week math is added in, and then handwriting, you see? I like this gradual build up. It gives everyone a chance to settle in to what “school” means for us. For me, it means getting up at 6, getting ready, and (hopefully) having time for a quiet time with the Lord before the kids wake up…. unless it’s a day like today when all three were up about 25 minutes after me. 🙂 For the kids, it means having a more structured morning routine, and learning how to sit still for a few minutes, and focus. Of course, it’s very brief time periods right now… I’m sure that builds gradually as well.
Overall, they did great. Brady played happily in his chair; Rachel and Eli sat cross-legged on the floor and we worked on our phonics for the day. I was surprised at how quickly it went by, and also how well the kids responded to what I considered to be “cheesy” things the curriculum suggested teachers say. I guess that shows how little I know about the preschool area. 🙂
Hoping for good things this year!
Tonight we go to payment night for our homeschool co-op. I’m excited to be able to be a part of this, and the kids will surely benefit from having another teacher once a week for a few hours, and being around other kids their ages.