Thursday, January 20, 2011

Midpoint Reality Check

Here we are.  The middle of our first year of homeschooling.  In some ways, I think, "Wow, it feels a lot longer than that."  Probably because we eased into this over the summer.  But in other ways, I look ahead and think, "Wow, we're almost finished with our first year!"  Ok, not really, but as I'm making plans and pulling resources for the spring, it sure feels like that.

The bottom line?  I'm very pleased with the whole experience.  Hop on over to The Homeschool Classroom if you want ro read more about my assessment of our first semester.  If you're reading this and considering bringing your child home from public/private school to homeschool next year, and you're feeling a little uneasy about the whole thing, please click through and give it a read.  I was you this time last year!  Browse around here, read the back posts in the HSClassroom series, ask questions, and trust your gut.  Here's the direct link to that post:

Homeschooling the First Year: Midpoint Reality Check

Looking forward to a great second half of the year!  Thanks to all of you for your support and for following along with us!

The Homeschool Classrom


  1. We too are cutting back on worksheets and desk work in particular and trying to have more fun!!

  2. I'm so frustrated with homework battles with my 6yo (who, honestly, doesn't get a lot of homework) that I'm bringing up homeschooling with him. I'll fill you in when I can manage a whole email!

  3. Kylie - It seems this is a great time of year to shake things up!

    Amy - I remember the homework battles. That one hour was so much worse than our entire days now. It's so counterintuitive, but each kids is different, too, I guess. I was one of those kids who didn't put up much of a fuss over homework, but my mom and I would have been at odds constantly if she'd homeschooled me.


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