I'm going to try to participate, though, with daughter in Cats (dance) camp next week, dear husband out of town, and substituting for aerobics instructors who are taking their final summer vacations, I don't know if I'll be thoughtful enough!
There are so many things I think about writing about but never get to, and homeschooling is one of them. Part of the problem is that, if I start writing about it, it's hard to stop. Maybe I just need to have a marathon writing session tomorrow evening (before I get tired from the week) and write about all of the topics.
For those who want to read, she'll have links to all the participating bloggers each day.
Here are the topics for the week:
Monday, August 6---What led to your decision to homeschool?
Why do you do what you do? What brought you to homeschooling? What factors played a part in your decision?
Tuesday, August 7---How do you homeschool?
Scheduling, classical education, unschooling, getting the kids to help with chores, how to be "mom" and "teacher" at the same time, special needs, teaching an advanced child, how to teach the tough subjects, teaching high school, teaching with babies and preschoolers in the house, budgeting for homeschool supplies, notebooking, etc., etc., etc...
Wednesday, August 8---Getting out there...
Extra-curricular activities, community involvement, volunteering, sports teams, music lessons, making sure your kids have opportunities to be social, co-ops, etc., etc., etc...
Thursday, August 9---If I had only known...
What have you learned on your homeschooling journey? What would you/did you change? This is an opportunity to encourage others who are just starting out or who are struggling with issues that seem unsolvable. It is also a perfect opportunity to tell us about one of those days made you want to throw in the towel. A funny story? Perfect!
Friday, August 10---Curriculum
What curriculum do you use? Where do you buy it? Have you found a "gem" that you must share with others? Was something in particular a complete failure for you and your kids?
* And check out their caterpillars (bottom of the post). That's something I wish I had done this summer.