Saturday, September 20, 2014

End of an Era and Back to Homeschool

The 3 younger boys finished school on Friday.  With us moving soon on a date yet to be decided I felt it best to have a nice neat and tidy finish date.  I cried.  This school time has been a great experience.  They have had some great experiences and made some good friends.  I think we are all sad to be going.

It was a great school.  The boys got to make great friends and learned what school/education is about.  No issues with the school, wonderful place with teachers who cared and enjoyed their work.  I do think my 9 year old could have been pushed a bit and the 12 year old could have been supported more but I understand the limitations of the system.  :-)  And they taught the 6 year old to read.  Yay, my least favourite part of homeschooling.  I would rather teach maths any day.

So, now as we are about to move I have pulled them out of school and in this last term I am going to find out where they are at.  Handwriting needs work (always did) and I want to check on their basic maths skills.  But somehow I also need to fit in a move too.  :-( 

Anyway I guess I am a little scared.  I didn't do so well last time I had them all home.  I know I had a strong willed 4 year old at the same time as a hormonal 14 year old and I had my grass allergies.  This time the kids are all older.  The teen is a reasonable person (apart from doing his school work), the 4 year old is now a more reasonable 6 year old and I have been having immunology shots that so far are working well.  Usually as the weather warms I would be flat out with sinus headaches.  Not a single one..yet.. touch wood. 

So things are looking good, but I am still quite nervous.  I missed so many things that then caused the middle two issues at school.  I don't want to do that again.

Ahh, big breath, keep packing boxes and keep hugging the boys.  That should cover all the necessities.  :-)

Best wishes
Jen

4 comments:

  1. You will do fine. You can get a tutor for 1 time a week to review math and writing which happen to be the most difficult for parents to stay on top of. What I did with my older daughter was just Dual Enroll her in Community College online classes and have her CLEP test for High School. It saved me the fear for setting her behind. (9th grade she took her first 2 Community college courses). I'll be cheering you on! Boys are a wonderful challenge. Don't focus on mistakes - but the lessons from them.

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  2. I agree with Nita, you will do fine. And a six year old is very very different to a four year old.

    Good luck for your move.

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  3. I hope your year goes well! Nothing is set in stone.

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  4. Such big changes going on for you! Keep up the hugs, nothing better:)

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