I think I fell in love with homeschooling all over again last night.....
LOL. Ok this is our third year and the first year with two kiddos in the mix. We have a 1st grader and I am doing preschool with my 4YO. I was not for homeschooling at first, I was terrified. I did well in school but that was a long time ago and my memory stinks (like really bad) so I had all the doubts of a first timer. Can I do this? Will I mess up? How am I going to teach a high schooler when I am sometimes not sure how I got through? All that jazz.......
First year went ok. I mean it's preschool, how hard can it be? We bought a boxed curriculum which I liked. Got the catalog for Kindy. I got excited! Uh oh.........I hate when DH is right about something. Irritates me to no end. LOL
Second year went even better. While not reading on his own yet, I can see those little pistons firing inside his mind. He loves reading, especially chapter books. Loves science, loves math (as long as he sits down and does not panic). Writing........well we can't love everything, right?
So this year our science is focusing a lot on animals in the beginning of the year (which both my boys love) and as we are taking showers last night I hear my 6YO say to Dad.......
Son:.do you know those pointy feathers on the top of owls heads? Do you think those are their ears Daddy?
DH: Yup I think those are.
Son: But they aren't Daddy, they are just feathers. Owls have their ears right here (points to face) under their eyes.
Dh turns to me, I nod and say yup it's true. We read about it today. LOL I love that sometimes my 6YO knows something my DH (who has a masters) doesn't!
Sorry for the ramble ladies.......it's early and little girl is kicking up a storm. I love that we (as parents) are learning right along with these guys. It's great! I think I may have just captured my love of learning again.