On these pages, I will share the journey we are experiencing as we educate at home. I didn’t start out homeschooling; in fact, had never even heard of it until my daughter was about ready to attend K4. My daughter did attend a school for K4 and K5.
I have many friends who have their children in public school, or private school, and we remain good friends. The choices we make in educating our children are not determining factors in our friendship. I love my friends and respect their choice, as they do mine. My children have attended school as well– as they all did this past school year, in fact. We will all continue to follow the paths we think best.
I am not the person who is stuck on homeschooling as “the only way and place for my kids, and it is this way forever for me.” No, that is not me. I have friends with these convictions, and I respect them; sometimes a family knows that they will continue on that path, and I think that is wonderful. But, I cannot say this is what I’ll be doing until all my kids reach high school, or 18, or whatever the age may be. I do not know even if I will homeschool next year or the next. Life changes, circumstances change. I may plan to homeschool, and especially for my upcoming high-schooler, we must plan that way. But the road and pathways are always open for us to realize a different season may require a change. And each child may require a different place to learn. I want to remain open to these possibilities. That said, I am not out searching for various schools and evaluating. But, I do evaluate each year, to make sure it is working for everyone involved.
So, how did we get here? How long have we been at it? Why in the world are we doing this? Click on the “Home Education Journey” page to see the answers to those questions. What do we do at home? What does a day or a week look like? Click on the “Lifestyle” page. What curriculum do we use? Click on the “Curriculum” page. (I’ll be linking all of these up soon!)
Thanks for sharing in the journey!