Thursday, September 30, 2010


My intentions with homeschooling the boys for their early childhood education are simple: have fun, learn with all the senses and to just let them be. I have no rules, no guidelines, no expectations. This is going to all be new and a learning experience for met, too. It is going to be an exercise in patience, this much I know.

I have decided to use the daily and monthly guides provided by Little Acorn Learning.  By using these guides, I already feel a little more at ease with our 'curriculum' and I know it's going to be a way for our family to learn and grow together. Three days per week we will follow Little Acorn until we learn what works best for the boys. Tuesdays, Thursdays and downtime will be used for the gradual introduction of letters, numbers and other fun things. I have high hopes for this "schooling" and I know it will bring a nice flow to what seems like chaos right now.

I'm hoping to begin this all the first week of November and, in the mean time we'll be moving. To try to ready for November, I'm printing guides/ideas/papers and organizing in a master notebook. I plan to stick to our rhythm as closely as possible and I truly hope to establish a "normal" as quickly as possible. We have had a hectic 18 months and it's time to figure out how to have a more peaceful time with the boys.

We all have a lot to learn and I'm ready for a little change!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our Beginnings

It was never my intention to home school. The thought of my sweet boys going off for a few hours each day so I could go for a long run, or grocery shop in peace was very (very) enticing. Turner has attended the Seaside Playgarden for almost a year now and it's been a wonderful experience.

As the Navy would have it, we're moving from Florida to Virginia and, when faced with all of the rather expensive Montesori, "big box" and run-of-the-mill church schools I ended up here...

Home school. 

Why not? You are you child's first teacher, right? 
The plan is this: a very basic curriculum provided by Brightly Beaming Resources and Little Acorn Learning

Tomorrow is Turner's last day of Preschool at the 'garden. He is so excited that I'm going to be his "teacher" that he giggles. 

The possibilities are endless.