Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Homeschooling Life....

These pictures ended up getting posted rather randomly, so with no further ado, and in no particular order....our life as mostly homeschoolers, and a couple of non-homeschoolers: (there are two posts of pictures only, then a very long post about our decision to homeschool and our journey thusfar. This is in no way an attempt to say homeschooling is the way to educate your children or to say public schooling is bad. This post was spurred mostly by comments or questions I've run into from others that closely echoed my former feelings, questions, or concerns I've had in the past about homeschooling. Now I've felt that it's time for me to reflect and give my observations and opinions regarding these concerns):


Here, our first grader is working on a phonetic based reading program online, something that she does in her downtime as she waits for her lesson in Math. She has a 2 y.o. closely observing her (and learning at the same time)......


And our baby boy, busy in his own fashion of homeschooling...a self-taught smarty pants, reading a book and working on mom's computer at the same time, and quite smug at the sounds he's able to produce on that keyboard! :)


Ahhh, some rest after a long day's work!!! It's a tough job keeping these school kids in line but someone's gotta do it!



And a tea party put on by the two big girls (one is not pictured due to a camera shy disorder...any pics of her are purely by accident on her part or by extreme trickery on our part). See the diligence of the first grader? She had a math project to finish and was not to be distracted by a tea party! One can party and do a project at the same time, I learned. :)



And the nummy cake so lovingly made by one of the big girls. They each had a concoction that is their specialty that they asked to make for this tea party.

4 comments:

Kristin said...

I can't believe how big your little boy has gotten! Time flies!!!

Joni said...

The pics on this and the previous post are soooooo fun to see! I especially love the pic of your little guy, showing how he studies! It seems amazing to me that he's one of yours, since we have not had the pleasure of seeing him grow. So fun to see pics, tho' - I'll know who he is when I see him, tho' he won't have a clue who I am!

kristin said...

I love your homeschool posts. Love the pictures and your passion!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the comment--it is always nice to meet new bloggers. I love to read about big families (because that has always been my dream) and homeschooling families. This was a great post and really gave me encouragement about how to attempt to start homeschooling my three year old, without worrying too much about my two year old is doing. :-)