Fast forward to the beginning of this school year..... While my hubby was nervous with traditional homeschooling, he did agree to an online program where I took the lead. Was I nervous? Yes! My whole "class" new how to push my buttons. I knew how my student's behavior could escalate. What *if* I bit off more then I could handle!?! What if I failed him like the brick and mortar school!?!
From the first day, I am not going to lie, there have been stressful, trying moments. Some days we get done just fine, others it is like a never ending "could you please focus" so we can finish loop. I am so not MacGyver and some of these science lessons.... well, umm, wow! Yes, we did build a humidity tester out of household items (and it took almost 2 hours!) And while I am exhausted, I see him learning! I can also see his love for learning returning. He is finding his self esteem and confidence again. These were all things the brick and mortar school had stripped from him.
|Humidity tester for science class|
That being said, I am positive we made the right choice to homeschool him. I am sure with a little more time under our belts, we will get a new flow going. And maybe, just maybe I will be able to accomplish all of my daily "to dos" before 10pm. A girl can dream, right? But for now, our lives are in a jumble trying to fit everything in. Homeschooling of any nature, if done right, is not for the weak. It is a commitment to your child that has great responsibility but also amazing rewards. Here is to a new way of life and the many rewards to come!
|The board of learning is beginning to fill!!|