As most everybody knows, we have homeschooled Sophie from the get-go. Other than her language therapy, Sophie has never been to “real” school and while our methods have been unusual at times (remember learning to write with a quill?) we have seen great successes in Sophie’s education over the past year.
Last year, as many of you know, we attempted to let Xander go to private pre-K at a local church, but because they had “loose” regulations regarding field trips (like they didn’t tell me they were going on one) and I didn’t like that they endorsed unhealthy food choices (field trip to McD’s and every time I visited there was cake/cookies out for the kids’ snack time) we pulled him from that program after only a month.
So this year we’ll have Xander doing Kindergarten and Sophie doing her conglomeration of Grades 2 through 3. I keep thinking that I should be nervous about handling both children this year… but honestly I’m rather looking forward to it. Kelly is homeschooling Iz and Peter this year and they are more or less on the same level as my guys so at the very least I have someone to commiserate with.
But basically all of this is simply to say… I’ve started a new blog for our homeschooling activities… I’ll probably be double posting there and here but I’m trying to do a better job of documenting and discussing the school work and I know the blog format works well for me.
It’s pretty dead over there right now, but as the school year gets going (which will be Sept for us) I’ll be posting at least weekly with a review of our week’s adventures and accomplishments. So anyway… click the picture below and have a look see… I have a few links up and an opening entry… but as I was saying, it won’t start hopping over there until September.