Monday, November 12, 2007

Introduction

A few days ago I received a forwarded email that I actually read, and I am glad I did. The email was entitled “The Bitter Homeschooler’s Wish List” and its contents made me laugh out loud. Then, when Nancy invited me (more than once I am embarrassed to say) to write a blog about our home schooling experience, I realized the list may be the perfect vehicle. So each week I will take on 1 of these common misconceptions about homeschooling and do my best to dispel some of the mystery.

So off we go. I invite you along on our homschooling ed-venture, and hope you will enjoy the trip as much as we do. I am sure we will hit some pot holes along the way, and perhaps even encounter a few road blocks, but we will find a detour and eventually get back on the right path. Buckle up, and try to keep your hands to yourself!


We are a family Thrice Blest. Momof3 is teacher, cafeteria lady, bus driver, nurse and custodian. Dadof3 is principal, tuition payer, substitute teacher (you know, the one the kids take advantage of?) and gym teacher. Child 1 is 10 and in the fifth grade. She enjoys horseback riding, theatre, art and is enjoying algebra. She hates to clean her room but is very helpful in many other housekeeping tasks. Child 2 is 6 and in first grade. He loves math and is not interested in reading by himself. He loves history, especially all things Tut and Egyptian. He is great at soccer, not so great at writing his letters. Child 3 is 4 and goes to pre-school 3 half days each week. She can write her name and sight read about a dozen words. She doesn’t care for sports but loves to ride a miniature pony while her sister takes her lessons. Every day is different and wonderful, and I look forward to sharing them with you here, where Home’s Cool.

4 comments:

Nan Patience said...

Awesome! Glad to have you with us and we look forward to some inside views on the homeschooling life.

jean-marie said...

Hi, and welcome! I am the mom from "Life in the Middle." I homeschooled my older 2 through high school, and we're currently seeing what's best for our 4-year-old next year.

I wish the blogworld was around for me when I first got started with homeschooling. It would've been nice...

Looking forward to reading your blog!

The Anonymous Blogger said...

Hi and welcome. I write Anonymous Thoughts. I have 2 children and have given serious thought about homeschooling (but I haven't committed yet), so it will be fun and interesting to read your posts.

Mom of 3 said...

Nice to "meet" you. I have to confess, homeschooling is much easier than I thought it would be. And there is lots of support. Fortunately many brave souls have gone before us and the way is much smoother now!