As a parent, one of the things I think about quite a bit is my children’s education. We made the decision to move to one of the top school districts in our state but that doesn’t stop me from wondering if homeschooling would still be a great option. One of the things that has been holding me back from seriously considering homeschooling is feeling overwhelmed by it. Where do I start? What curriculum do I use? How do I know I’m teaching the right things? How do I know if my kids are progressing properly? What do I do if my kids aren’t understanding? The last thing I would want is to give them a worse education. Enter FutureSchool. Continue reading FutureSchool is Now
My four year old goes to Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) 3 days a week for 5 hours. It’s a program our state pays for to get kids ready for Kindergarten. Or in my case, give me 5 hours of a break 3 days a week. The school he goes to is very close and only takes a few minutes to get to by car. Even though the ride is short, there is something about that trip home from school that has produced some of the funniest comments from him. Continue reading Funny Comments from the Back Seat
Now that school has gotten back into full swing our routine has become fairly….well, routine. Long gone are the lazy summer mornings where I drank 3 cups of coffee and the kids watched some cartoons before breakfast. Now I have about an hour once my eyes open to get 4 kids, fed, clothed, teeth brushed, hair done, lunch made and to the bus stop. Of course only 1 kid gets on the bus, but I can’t very well leave the other 3 to fend for themselves while I’m gone.
The kids seem to understand we need to hurry and, for the most part, they don’t drag their feet in the morning. A few mornings ago we were running right on schedule with our “just in the nick of time” routine. I was starting to leave out the front door and I called out for everyone to come on. The 3 boys take off out the door and head for the end of the driveway.
I hear my daughter call out “Don’t leave without me, I need to get some things” Continue reading Let Me Just Grab A Few Things
Well, summer as we know it officially ended this week. School started back up and my oldest (or is it eldest?) son started 1st grade. There were significantly less tears shed this year as he was getting on the bus as compared to last year. I’m talking about my tears. Continue reading The Death of Summer