Do any of you homeschool?
We had to take my older daughter out of her beloved school (on 20 rural, wooded acres, with goats even!) for a variety of reasons, none of which was dissatisfaction of any kind (except perhaps the daily commute). And we've decided to homeschool until we've worked out what to do next.
She's taking it brilliantly. I'm a little more, um, shaky.
Around here we have a sort of relaxed way of moving through the day. For example, a fair number of days this summer the kids stayed in their swimsuits from dawn (ok, 8:30-ish) to dusk (remember, during summer that's around 9:00 pm). And that's cool with me. So I was a little concerned that school would suddenly become, well, a lot of that.
And who knows, maybe it will eventually be a fly-the-seat-of-our-pants sort of thing, but for now, I've devised a schedule. Oh, and let me tell you, that's the kind of thing my daughter really, really likes.
Included in this yet-to-be-tested schedule is...(dum da da dum...) craft hour. Daily. Yep, an hour of crafts, art, projects, what have you every single day.
I figured it would be a good way to keep my sanity.
Here's the best part: what do you suppose my sweet, amazing, brilliant, and fabulous-in-every-way seven-year-old wanted to try first?
Gah! (happy, happy!)
So did I hesitate? Nope. And here she is, concentrating very hard on a scarf for her baby sister. (How cute is that?)
Next she plans to make a sweater for her brother.