Despite my attempts to push them aside, thoughts of homeschooling are crowding my mind.
It is now halfway through our Summer vacation. It has gone by far too quickly. I think every year I appreciate this break a little bit more.
Don't misunderstand, I enjoy homeschooling my children. But it is also very challenging. The older they get, the more it tests my abilities.
Today I'll be meeting with 5 other families concerning a homeschool co-op a friend of mine is starting this fall. We plan to meet 1 day a week for 4-5 hours for assorted classes, plus have a book club for the children involved.
But I still have to figure out what curriculum I should use for this fall. And whether I should take advantage of some of the varied programs provided through different agencies. There are so many resources you can use in homeschooling, many of them free. But it does take alot of work to find them and keep it all organized.
And I have to admit that I feel just a little bit of panic; I worry that I won't do a good enough job of it. I'm actually looking forward to both of my boys doing state testing this year. Many homeschoolers really do not care for it, but I quess I need to see that they are at the level they should be at.
I appreciate your patience with a post like this; I have deliberately chosen to not make this a homeschooling blog, although I do post about it somewhat through the school year. But it's the time of year when I have to make choices concerning this, so it's very much on my mind.
I promise a more interesting post tommorrow (oh no, now the pressures on;).
Have a great day!