Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back to school- EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival!!!

So, the subject of what 'back to school' means for you came up and I thought it was a good time to talk about it here. :D

'Back to school' is pretty much just another day at home. Since we're homeschoolers and we go year 'round, this is just something we say in the morning. Before we actually started our homeschool journey, I had a system in mind for how it would go down. We would start in the fall and end in the spring and then promote to the next grade level! No big deal!

We received our first grade curriculum on May 17th in the mail and as I looked through it, Madeline just got more and more excited to start! What do you tell a kid who is over-the-moon about learning? "No, you have to wait until the fall! The FALL is when you're allowed to start learning!" Um, no thanks. I have no desire to break a kid's heart. LOL I get a LOT of 'YOU MAKE YOUR KID GO TO SCHOOL OVER THE SUMMER??????' outrage, but they just don't understand how it is. I have a 6 year old who reads at the 9th grade level and comprehends at the 9th grade level. She's a stinkin' sponge! If I wait a little longer to get school started, I'm absolutely HOUNDED by her to get started! I had to convince her to take a day off on her birthday!!! LOL

Our youngest just turned 4 and will start pre-k curriculum in September. She's a different kid so she might need a different schedule and we'll cross that bridge when we get there. :D Either way, it's my life's passion to homeschool. It's my absolute joy and privilege. I'm good at it. No, I'm excellent at it! Hang out for a little while longer and I'll still be patting myself on the back. LOL J/K

7 comments:

Harmony said...

Good for you, and good for the kids :)

Jenn said...

Madeline? That girl's a rockstar!!!

Your school sounds like fun. Can I come?

miesmama said...

good for you - would have loved to homeschool, just never felt I'd be good at it!

storybeader said...

I've heard it said that younger kids are better "soaking" up information, their minds are growing? Whatever it is, it's a good thing Madeline is excited about learning.

Stormy Designs said...

Keep on homeschooling, you're doing great! Thanks for participating.

Mama Z said...

Sounds like homeschooling is going great! Good for you and your kids! How do you find the time to homeschool AND blog AND have a shop AND be a mom AND...:D

Youvegotmaille said...

We homeschooled for several grades. After they go to school, and that school bus rolls by the house that first day of school and they're not on it... it's a weird, but exciting feeling. Glad you're enjoying it so much! As for us, my son's in high school at the public school now and I have to say a lot of his success is because homeschooling made him love to learn in a way I think public school can't. Kudos!