Last year the girls went to public school and I schooled the boys at home. It worked out well and the girls loved going to school except in the morning when I was waking them up at 6:30 and the boys were still sleeping.
So this year our family has been waiting to sell our house so that we can move to South Dakota. We thought that we would have the house sold and be moved over the summer, but that hasn't happened. With the thought of moving sometime during the school year we have decided to home school all of the children this year.
The older three will be using Switched On Schoolhouse. This seemed to be the best option for this year (less actual books to carry around). They can still do their lessons even if we are packing up the house and moving. A will be in 1st grade. I have decided to piece together my own curriculum for her. There is so much available online. I could spend an entire month just printing free material provided online.
I am very excited about the freedom home schooling will give us to explore the area once we get moved. There will be so much we can do together. So much to discover.
What a blessing it is to be able to school my children at home.
3 months ago