Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First Day of Homeschool

Wow! I can't believe we are actually homeschooling! To make the first day special, I took Charlie around to the front of the house and got a picture of him in front of his "school." And then one of him at his "desk."

Some of the things we learned the first day were: Psalm 1, diligence, people in other countries and their flags, compound words, number lines, counting by twos, fives and tens, evaporation, and that there is water in the air and clouds. When Dave got home from work and asked how homeschool was, Charlie answered, "Awesome!" He really did well. He was glad to be done at lunchtime and wanted to go to a friend's house. I had to explain that they were still in school!

Here are my thoughts over the past few days:

  • I really just withdrew my child from school!
  • What the heck am I doing?
  • My child missed meeting his new teacher, seeing his new classroom, and seeing what friends are in his new class.
  • What do I do for P.E.?
  • This was really quick! We're done by noon!
  • How can my child be playing while the other kids are still in school?
  • How can this homeschool thing really be legal?
  • Can I really look at a magazine while my child is doing copywork?
  • This is a lot for him to learn in one day.
  • Is it lunchtime yet?
  • I will get to know Charlie so much more.
  • We are a team.
  • What a blessing for God to give us this opportunity!

1 comment:

WORDS CAFE said...

Those thoughts are all so familiar to me. It sounds like you had a great day and he learned a lot! I'd love to hear what curriculum you decided to go with. P.E. for us is after lunch: riding bikes, running or walking around the block, or around the town. We also have gymnastics and whatever sport they're in at the moment. Sometimes it seems weird that they're done with school before all the other kids, but they don't have to wait for 20 other kids to do their work, wait in line, etc. And playing is still learning! Congrats fellow teacher Mom! Lots of love!