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Subject: Just finished our first official week!
Date Posted: 8/17/2007 5:50 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2007
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We've been casually homeschooling through pre-k and K, but this week marked my first official (i.e., district-notified, now-I'm-accountable) week.  We never really quit for the summer. because she didn't want to miss a day, but that was just doing some workbook pages and practicing reading and handwriting, and she only went as long as she wanted to -- usually during her brother's naptime. I made this week our official start day for the year. We've started at about 10 am and we go until lunch, around 12:30 or so.

We already had plenty of ups and downs, and frustrations on both my part and the kid's, but I think we'll be making a go of it. I can see where challeges might lie ahead  (getting her to concentrate when her 3 year old brother is in the next room playing Super Nintendo) , and where the real joys are going to be. (She LOVES math so far, and she's like a little sponge with memory verses.)

Our adventure has officially begun!

Date Posted: 8/17/2007 7:25 PM ET
Member Since: 1/26/2006
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It gets better after a little while. When we started homeschooling it was a little hard for us too. The hard part for some homeschooling children is to get used to is the idea of mommy is my mommy and teacher now.  After a little while that works out and then it is fine. 

You also have to find out which books or curriculum you are going to use with your children. I know you have them for this year. Along the way you may have to change certain ones so that it works out for your children later on.  Alot of us found this out along the way after homeschooling for a few years.

Our school starts here August 27th because the children didn't get out of school until June 9th. It would be hard for one child to be doing homework while the other is playing Super Nintendo.

Happy to here you already have one week done.

Bobbie Jo

Last Edited on: 8/17/07 7:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/17/2007 9:22 PM ET
Member Since: 2/14/2006
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Congratulations!!  It does feel like a HUGE job doesnt' it.  Just keep doing what you have been doing for the past few years.  Keep it simple and fun.   The day will come when you have to buckle down a bit... but not yet.    10-12:30 is plenty for a little first grader. 


Date Posted: 8/19/2007 11:31 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2007
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I usually put in a video for the younger two that  I know my oldest doesn't like when I need him to concentrate. ;-)


My 3 y.o. also now has some of her own materials so she is doing "school" too.