Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Both Erin and I survived our first day of home schooling. It was a little rocky getting into the new routine and an entirely new version of school. I think we both adapted very well. She has two math lessons a day along with history, language arts, science, art, and music theory. The lessons today were mostly review and an overview of the online program. The K12 program we are using provides so much additional information and resources that it's easy to get side tracked. For now, we will stick with the basics and once we have a routine down I'll allow Erin to explore.
I was so excited today as we were going over her math lesson which covered writing numbers in expanded form and using decimals. She did her assessments at the end of each lesson and didn't miss a single problem. I thought to myself "Oh my gosh! I just taught her something!". I know it seems silly, but from the moment we started on this path I've worried that I would be enough, and that I would be able to teach her. Knowing something is one thing, being able to teach someone else that same thing is very different. I know it will get more difficult as we go along and that as she learns new concepts it will be harder and take longer for her to understand, but for now this small battle was enough to give me the faith I needed to move forward.
I'm seriously considering taking a sewing class. I took a few in high school, but never really took the time to learn sewing very well. Besides, it's not like I have a full plate or anything. :)
We (David, Erin, & I) are all off this weekend and are trying to think of something fun to do. There is a small little camping just over the hills that sounds like just the thing, but we are also considering driving up the coast and staying at a little hotel somewhere along the way. What do you think? I really want to grab a tube, find a river, and float our cares away for a weekend, but I've had no luck finding anything like that close by.


aola said...

Homeschooling is definitely a learining process for both of you. The first few years I did a lot of walking and praying trying to figure it out - but, we always did.

Unknown said...

I think taking a weekend off and away is exactly what you 3 need. Good on you for recognizing it and acting on it.

Float away!

Kristen said...

I am really excited and proud of you. I understand that feeling of, "I taught her something!" That is so cool.