Friday, May 22, 2009

If it doesn't kill you...

It will only make you stronger.
Only 14 days of school left!
156 days of work behind us. Whew!

After my first year of home schooling, here's a few things which I've learned that work for MY family:

I need & am thankful for my hubby's help.

I want to take more days off than the kids.

When they are distracted, school takes all day.
When they concentrate they are done in just a few hours.
It's better to let them play in the morning and get the energy out before tackling the books.

Sometimes I want to QUIT and other times I LOVE home schooling.

The boys NEVER want to go back to traditional-classroom school (even knowing how difficult it can sometimes be).

I can do it! I want to do it! I will do it!

And I still have lots more to learn next year. But for now, only 14 days (lessons) are left and then it will be summer vacation. I am definitely more excited about summer break than the boys are.
And next year my 'Little Yellow School House' will grow one more student... my little Sophia will be starting kindergarten.


Marilyn said...

I know I've said it before so I WILL Bore you again....



Mrs. Rabe said...

You can do it! It is an awesome privilege to teach our kids at home - not always easy but definitely worth it!

Bellamere Cottage said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! I wish there had been home schooling when my daughter was school-age. She cried from culture shock when she went to Jr. High School........she hated it. Home schooling would have been perfect for her. Home schooled kids do much better in testing that public school kids, and besides that, is anything more wonderful than spending that important time with your children? Not to mention you're in charge of what they're learning!

Warm blessings and CONGRATS!!!


Melody said...

Your doing a great job. I know how you feel though. This was my first year homeschoolng too. Exhausting but so rewarding.

Jerelene said...

So glad you have decided to continue with the homeschooling!! It is definately a hard job, but so rewarding!! Love, Jerelene