Thursday, June 9, 2011
Someone Please Show Me the Way!!
My 3 year old Erin and I have been having so much fun easing our way into homeschooling but with me wanting to REALLY start her with Kindergarten this fall I must admit I am feeling at a loss. I have no idea what I am doing half (ok most!) of the time! Its sad to say that until very recently I had no idea that there were even different types of homeschooling. I don't really know which is the best for us and it seems everyday I am finding new ways of doing things. I wish I knew of some great curriculum I could just pick up and follow along with. Let me tell you what I am looking for and then maybe some of you more seasoned Moms can head me in the right direction. Me? I went to public school. Loved it, was a social butterfly. Retained little to nothing of my academia and left home to go out on my own feeling totally unprepared to face the real world. I want my kids to have a complete education. Not just the 3 Rs but I want them to be well rounded individuals. I want to teach in a very "hands-on" manner taking lots of field trips so they can totally immerse themselves in the subjects. I want to take them to Europe and all across the US. I want them to visit the elderly and learn respect of days gone by. I want them to learn a trade, how to cook, how to clean, and how to balance a checkbook before they head off to college. I want them to have many extra curricular activities: music, sports, art, girlscouts, ect. ect. I have no idea if this explains my method of teaching/learning. I just know I don't want my kids staring at a textbook all day I want them up and active. But I also want them to score high on their SATs one day so they can get into a good college if that's the road they choose to take. So help if you can!! I'll appreciate it!! Thanks!
Posted by Jessica Fuller at 4:50 PM