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Homeschooling is as Easy as 1-2-3, A-B-C

Posted on: October 11, 2010

Our family’s educational plans {at this point} are to homeschool the Windhamettes. For various reasons we love the idea and I have been looking forward to both the challenge and excitement of being their teacher.

At the beginning of September we started “school”. Tuesdays and Thursdays for 15-20 minutes the girls sit in the kitchen writing or reading. Hannah doesn’t do much other than scribble on paper, but Julia has really taken off over the last few weeks. We have books that can be written in with dry erase markers, so she practices her numbers, letters, shapes and identifying colors. It has been an absolute joy {most times!} and she is loving it {most days!}. We’ve taken a couple of “field trips” around the neighborhood to learn about different things in our city {what are/how fire hydrants work, why we don’t feed wild animals, etc}. I keep it pretty low key, going at Julia’s rate and allowing her to decide how things go {like when to stop – she usually wants to go past the time limit but Hannah doesn’t}. Our school days are making me look forward even more to our time when we really start “schooling”.

3 Responses to "Homeschooling is as Easy as 1-2-3, A-B-C"

Thanks for the inspiration! I took the girls out yesterday and we looked for leaves while talking about what was the same and different about them. Hoping to do more things like that as Nomers really seems to be soaking things up right now! Where did you get the books Julia is working on?

We have been homeschooling for the last 5 years. You’ll really enjoy the closeness with your children as well as the great education they’ll get. I think one of my favorite (and my kids favorite as well) things about homeschooling it that it leaves enough time for them to actually play and be children, instead of being at school all day and then coming home to do 3-4 hours of homework!

Yeah! I love to read about mommies with similar passions! I would totally buy Little Hands to Heaven by The Heart of Dakota to guide you through these early years with activities. The hands on stuff in this bk is great! http://thegeerfam.blogspot.com/2010/08/purposed-learning.html

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