Throughout the past twelve months, life has thrown a lot of lessons my way. Whether positive or negative, every experience has included a hefty amount of learning. This is what I know today:
Meetings and Homeschooling: Options.
After publishing the post on working while homeschooling, I received several questions about meetings. How do I handle them while homeschooling a boy who is too young to stay home by himself?
The answer? It depends.
Working & Homeschooling: a Realistic Approach.
I have homeschooled my son since he was in kindergarten. There have been many challenges, some of which I’ve documented, but overall, learning at home has helped my son thrive.
With so many changes this year, however, homeschooling began to feel impossible. Over the summer, I researched local school options heavily, asking questions and reading whatever I could get my hands on. Of course there would be trade-offs, but I had to be realistic. Working and homeschooling? I’m not Wonder Woman.
Learning the realities of the options I wanted for my son (a small, private school experienced in twice-exceptional kids) vs. what I could afford (the local public school and an IEP) was gutting. On top of that, my son was adamant about continuing to homeschool, no matter how much I explained that because I would be working in between teaching, we would not only have less frivolous time together during the week but he would also be more responsible for learning what was required of a 4th grader—and for keeping a good attitude toward schoolwork.
For me, working was no longer an option; it was a necessity. And we would both have to adjust accordingly. Continue reading
“A Day in the Life” feature.
We’ve been featured on Secular Homeschool’s A Day in the Life. Click here.
Unschooling Resources: Science (Outside).
Mindful Homeschooler has published part one of my science article on how to unschool science. Part two will be available tomorrow, and look for another on math coming soon!
I also found out yesterday that my article for Home Education Magazine will be published in their July/August issue.