Tuesday, August 9, 2016
As summer is quickly coming to a close, I am sad and excited. Things are changing in our house physically and otherwise. I will have at least one child at home with me for schooling this year, and I'm thrilled; but I'm also a tad nervous. I want to make sure our time together is valuable. She is excited about it, and I am too. However as I've been searching for things that she is interested in learning (which don't necessarily involve academics or curriculum), I'm discovering that most classes and teachers still only offer times that are typically "after school hours". I was kind of hoping to find the knitting class, art class, cooking class, etc. that were offered during school hours; but no luck yet. Part of the lure of homeschooling is not using weekends for extra things, but preserving weekends for adventures and family. As more and more people turn to homeschooling, I hope some of these things will become available. For now, we will pick and choose a few and go from there. I have another, who is contemplating, homeschooling this year. I pray that whatever her decision, it will be best for her. As the school year approaches, I am excited about being actively involved in my kids' learning. This is gonna be a good year!