Saturday, August 23, 2008

We made it through the week!

We finished our 5th day of school...only 175 to go:) Really, I am not counting, it's just that attendance is the only thing I have to keep track of (Indiana's rules) so I know the number. It's been a crazy learning experience... and fun and hard and trying and tiring and I could go on and on. The hardest parts being Seth and Sam not cooperating (you know, being awake instead of napping...argh:) and the fact that 5 year olds just shut down.

The naps...ah, what can you do, really? I cannot convince Seth he wants to sleep during that time. It's unfortunate since I cannot even think when the boy is crying! Luckily, Natalie is the greatest big sister and will play with him and try to keep him happy.

Trying to get Levi not to shut down is rough. He is going along great and then, all of sudden, the floppy body language sets in and he starts saying, "I'm so tired" and doing these fake yawns. I am trying to be "teacher" and find ways to motivate him. We will get it!

I love this! Wednesday was by far our best day...the boys both napped and Levi was on. I felt so fulfilled, like I am doing just what the Lord wants me to. Homeschooling is not for everyone, but I strongly believe that anyone can do it. You just have to decide that it's the right choice for your child. There are a million different curriculum choices and you can find what fits you and your child. I NEVER thought I was cut out for this, but once I decided to do it, it fell into place. I am where I am supposed to be.

PS George made our cool school logo up at the top of the page and came up with our name. He also wants to teach the kids Chinese. We'll see if that happens, but it would be pretty cool:)


Debbie, Lee, Rachele and Kenny said...

I'm so happy for you. Rachele shuts down too. She'll start school on the 2nd and I'm not sure how it will go. We got her into a privatly funded public school. They have had many function already and she really seems to like it. Her teacher even sent her a note about the first day of school.

Emily said...

Way to go! I'm sure Levi will get a wonderful education even if babies are in the way. I say a book about homeschooling the young child and I thought of you. I'm glad to hear it's going well!

Sarah said...

I love your blog Anna! What a woman you are to homeschool! I've always felt a tug at my heart to do that. I've got a good friend that does. She just started a couple years ago and said she has a much stronger bond with her youngest, who has been homeschooled the whole time, compared to her older children, who were school taught for several years.