Sunday, August 28, 2016

Back to School (2016 curriculum)

I love blogging about our homeschool curriculum choices. I wish I had written an update at the end of our school year about how it all went. It was fine...we didn't crash and burn overall.
We just completed our 9th year of homeschooling. I have to count...that can't be right! And now we start the 10th year. An entire decade spent homeschooling. Wowzers. When you take things one day at a time, it really adds up fast! I am so thankful that we have the opportunity and freedom to shape our children's education. I am more committed to our family's mission statement than ever before. My philosophy of education is continually being shaped and rebuilt. I know that homeschooling isn't for everyone, nor should it be. But I think that somewhere deep within this model of education lies the secret to the reform that the United States Department of Education needs to adopt for public schools. I hope they find it some day. In the meantime, we are still far from perfect here, but we arm ourselves with the resources that we have available and we strive always to move forward with clear goals.

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Special Visitor

We had a very special visitor over the past few weeks.