No, I’m not pregnant. Let’s just get that out of the way right off the bat.
I did something today that pretty darn huge though: I submitted letters to our boys’ elementary school stating that WE WILL BE HOMESCHOOLING for the Spring Semester!
If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know that I am an enthusiastic supporter of public schools.
I even wrote an article titled “I love my kids enough not to homeschool.”
So, yes, I am a fan of public school. While we were in Virginia it was a great fit for us. My twins enjoyed 5 amazing years at our neighborhood public school.
Sadly, our school in Texas hasn’t been as great of a fit. There are a lot of things that annoy me about the school and the boys haven’t been super happy there, although it hasn’t been “bad.” (Silas has had a great time in pre-k!).
Coupled with our “meh” experience and the fact are we are moving to England (Did you know? We are MOVING TO ENGLAND!) in the middle of the semester, I thought it would be a good time to “try” homeschooling my twins for the second half of 4th grade.
Because that is all I am going to do, ya’ll. I am going to try. I am going to do my best without killing myself in the process because (as I am realizing about myself) I am a jolly, optimistic perfectionist with wild and jolly, imperfect kids.
We’ll see how this goes.
I am excited (sort of).
I am nervous (hello? mental health, anyone?)
I am wondering if my boys are going to thrive or crash and burn with me as their MOM and TEACHER (a huge reason why I haven’t homeschooled in the past; I didn’t know if I could be a good mom while also being their teacher).
I’m also wondering how I am going to handle their special needs (ADHD, etc. + learning disabilities) as we do school work.
I turned in the letters today. The boys officially have one week of school left. (Eeek!)
Stay tuned. I’ve got a whole new genre to blog about in the coming months.
PS. For those who are super nerdy like me and want to know what curriculum we will be using here you go:
Reading Eggs for Language Arts (plus library books) (My research told me this was great for LD kids)
Institute for Excellence in Writing
Netflix. No, seriously. I’m making an “Education” profile with Nature, Science, and history shows.
I’m keeping it super simple and chill, folks.
Wish us luck!
PSS. I’m also wondering how the heck I am going to keep my youngest squirrel out of my hair while we do school every day. Share all your tips for homeschooling with a wild and crazy 3 year old. 😮