I’m both looking forward to this year, and dreading it a little, all at the same time.
I’m going on my 3rd year of homeschooling my oldest. I’ve had good days and bad days. You know, the days where you either love it more than anything in the world, or you lock yourself in your bedroom so you can bury your face in the pillow to muffle your screams.
Yeah, I’ve had those. And, probably more than I care to admit.
Not only is the oldest in a bigger, more complex program, but I’m starting the youngest, too. It’s not much, I’m just starting her for about 30 minutes a day with both Preschool workbooks and ABCMouse.com. I’ve had mixed feelings about that program, but the few times I’ve had her on it, she’s absolutely loved it. Not to mention, she’s more advanced than other kids her age because of it.
So I guess in the end, it’s good for her.
The program I’m using for the oldest is different than what I’ve been using. For the first two years, I used the online program at Time4Learning. All in all, the program was decent. It taught her a lot and was very user friendly. My only problem with it, was it did more of a common core type lessons and it was all computer. While I want her to learn how to use a computer, I would rather her do more handwritten work this year.
After a lot of research, I came across the Accelerated Christian Education program. It’s a Christian based program and in reading through the books, I know it will be a good fit for us. Of course, it’s a little bit more detailed, so between it and the other activities I have planned our days are going to be longer than the usual 2 hours we’ve been doing for the last 2 years.
So here is to another year! Hopefully, we will have more good days than bad. Hopefully, my kids will learn what they need. And, hopefully, we will end the year with a graduated 3rd grader and Preschooler (even if she will only be 3 years old).