Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Homeschool - take 2

A couple weeks ago my husband and his friend built a wall in our house. Ever since we moved in this house we've been wanting to close in the office a little more and add wall space for more desks or shelves. So the wall went up and plans were made and over the next few months we're going to paint and build and organize the office so that it can be our new homeschool room.
Ever since I homeschooled Trevor in 4th grade I have said I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was a good experience and I really enjoyed it. For the past couple years, in the back of my mind, I have thought about bringing all three boys home and being their teacher. Recently, Dave and I have been talking about it, thinking and praying and we really feel like this is what we need to do for our family. We love the schools our kids go to and their teachers. We love the experiences they have had and the opportunities they've been given at school. I feel very torn between keeping my kids in school and taking them out. I am sad that Logan will miss out on having some teachers I love. I have debated back and forth because I know if I homeschool my kids I probably won't be able to work. I love teaching, I love working with kids and being at school. But I think this is the time I need to be a teacher to my kids.
We are going to try something different for Trevor. We enrolled him in this online charter school. We're excited to see how Trevor does and what kinds of things he's able to learn. It will be different and challenging, but he's getting more used to the idea. I will teach Colin and Logan on my own. We want the boys to go to high school - either one of the amazing magnet schools we have here or the Community College high school program. We know it's not going to be easy and there will be crazy days and I am sure I will question my abilities and wonder what I was thinking, but I have high hopes. I know it's what we need to do and that it will be good for our family. And in the meantime, I get to make lesson plans and design our school room.