Friday, May 11, 2012

Our School Days {part 1}

I can hardly believe that we're nearly finished with our first year of homeschooling.  My eyes are swelled with tears as I type.  Making the decision to homeschool this year was one of the scariest things I've ever done as a mother.  It was as if I was standing at the edge of a cliff, but I couldn't jump in.  I just wanted someone to push me.  Nobody pushed me - but, I'm so happy I jumped!

I want to begin with saying - homeschooling can be very hard at times.  There were plenty of moments that pushed me to places I really didn't want to be.

I must also say that I believe homeschooling is a beautiful thing.  There are so many precious moments throughout our days - learning and growing together.  

Our life is not absent of noise, trouble and hard work - but our life is jam packed with beauty and precious moments - 

and those are the moments I want to capture and will treasure forever!

Over the next few weeks, I want to share a little bit of our school year with you.  There is so much I want to share, so I'm going to break it up into a few chunks.

I'll begin with the Fall season...

lots of forts have been constructed

lots of visits to see Grandma Mary
visiting Uncle Ian's grave
sisters learning together
watercolors together
stamping together
making a horse book
school time in the basement 

making homemade playdough

making our laundry soap
Indiana History with Grandma Mary
lots of training - household responsibilities and budgeting

lots of planning - one of my favorite things!
lots and lots and lots of reading - one of our favorite family activities!

Johnny Appleseed Festival
tea parties
Johnny Appleseed Festival
tea parties!
painting a map of my heart

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful post! SO happy for your experience and bonding with the kids. They couldn't have had a better teacher. xo


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