It's been awhile since I talked about our homeschooling and I thought it would be fun to catch up with that.
We began our year in a somewhat rocky fashion. The week we started Dave was admitted to the hospital for an ongoing condition that developed complications. He's fine and recovering nicely, thank God but it did not make for a peaceful beginning what with driving back and forth to a hospital twice a day, trying to get some school work done and all the other stuff like feeding people and such. Fortunately Katie was still home with us and she and Erin took up a lot of slack as did local friends and family.
In retrospect I should have just abandoned school until he came home but I felt that the summer had been long and the kids were a bit anxious for some structure. Or at least that is what I told myself.
Anyway, the nice weather and the somewhat unstructured first week lead to some fun outdoor homeschooling.
Most of the work was done on the deck and then the weather changed and we are back inside.
This year we have five children enrolled in Seton, I use their lesson plans and books but I tailor to each child's needs. The plans as a rail to run on but I'm the driver and I have no problem using what resources I deem best for the kids. Erin has begun her junior year of high school this year and it is very focused on music. She will be beginning the process of making audition tapes and seeking out the best schools to accomplish her goal of being a professional musician. It's very exciting to walk this path with her.
I hope your school days have begun well and I look forward to checking in more often now.
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