Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Learning at Home Continued

So after that little rant that I posted last night, I am a bit embarrassed and very much want to delete it before anyone gets the chance to read it. But I won't. Because that is really how I have been feeling and it's good to be honest about how we are feeling, right? And I must admit that it helped a lot. I feel so much better about the whole thing. I have been reading this great article that I found on the internet about homeschooling ( I won't bother you with it... it's 26 pages long!) and I feel that I need to write down the reason why I have chosen to homeschool and my goals and beliefs as well.
I have been told to do this before but never have bothered and now I feel that the lack of it is causing me to sway too much back and forth in what I want.
I also need to put together a homeschooling journal in order to record our learning for each day. I seem to think that if we haven't done any "book work" on any given day that we haven't home schooled and I right away feel like I am failing. But if I really think about it, we do a lot of learning through out the day that I forget about because I don't consider it "schooling". If I can remember to write these things down in a journal then I can look back and think, "wow, we have done a lot of learning this year... look at how much we've accomplished!".

I've also reorganized my space for all the "school stuff". Originally I had it in a cupboard in the kitchen. Out of sight, it was often out of mind, except for when I let myself think about it and feel guilty that we weren't "doing as much as we should". Now I have it out in the open and I hope that will motivate me to keep it more organized and neat... And to actually do it!

Well, that's it for now. I know I could write a whole lot more but I am feeling a bit vulnerable about what you all will think. However, I do know I am not the only one who struggles with all this home school stuff. There are so many opinions and ideas out there that it can be very overwhelming!


  1. I see MUS! I love that!

    I would've checked out the 26 page link if you had put it on. I'm like that!

    Glad you're feeling better, anyway. This is a hard journey to be on sometimes. But always with a Friend so Faithful...

  2. you're a sonlight user!!!??? NO WAY. Did you realize that I am too? We are doing Core 4 and a pre-k/K combo.


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