(My goal is for this to be a regular Wednesday posting.)
As I mentioned in a previous post…I have been wanting to teach my girls for some time now. I had set goals to be able to do this by the time Syd was in kinder…but it never happened. I still even have the schedule I made up that I was going to follow! I really had no clue where to begin.
After Christmas, I was feeling pretty down, not sure that my desire to teach my girls would EVER come true! The state was in a budget crisis and leaving a comfortable, secure job during the turmoil was not what I had planned. I decided that I needed to focus my efforts on IF I were to ever homeschool…really…what are the things I would need to do? Again, I did not know where to begin.
I happen to know that The Pioneer Woman had a homeschooling section on her blog. Being the stalker that I am, I started going through the archives for information on homeschooling. I think I read each one of her past posts, but still was not sure what to do. Then in March, this article on When to Begin?, caught my eye. I read EVERY.SINGLE.COMMENT. I took notes. And from that I bought some books.
The first book I ordered (on my Kindle) was:
The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
I still have not finished the book, but from what I have read, it is very good! One of my biggest take-aways so far are the number of ways (curriculum) to homeschool. I had no idea! That got my wheels turning. So the next book I ordered (again on a Kindle) was:
100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
Again…another one I have not finished. This one specifically goes through each type of curriculum and what they mean. I will continue to read this one now that I have a small handle on what I think I am going to be doing.
But THIS was the book that just tickled me to my toes. Notice it is a book and not downloaded to my Kindle. This was one I had to have a hard copy of. I read parts of it to Wade.
Just a little excerpt…’nough said!