Last Tuesday, in the post School's Out, I told you about what we did this year as we got our feet wet with homeschooling. I mentioned some of the things that we did and what curriculum/resources we used.
Overall, we all had a really fun time together this year learning the alphabet, numbers, coloring, singing, learning scripture and playing A LOT!
Today, I wanted to let you know what I ("the teacher") learned thus far in this process.
::That the curriculum we used was a bit too simple for my preschooler, but her sisters were able to keep up with her somewhat, so we stuck with it and chose to have fun with it anyway.
::To not be so controlling with schedules and completing tasks, but to enjoy the process. Flexibility is the beauty of homeschooling.
::That I do not have as much patience as I thought, but I recognize it and plan to work on it.
::Homeschooling requires a lot of work, thought and planning (on the teacher's part), but I like a challenge. Staying organized and prepared is huge! I'm thankful that I don't have to rely completely on my own strength...that He is with me, He guides me and renews my strength!
::Children learn SO much just through simple conversation, observing the environment around them, working through things on their own and by playing and discovering.
::I am so excited to continue this journey with our children!!! Look out Kindergarten...here we come! : )