Well we are here in Texas. I know I need to write about leaving Montana and the drive down – and hey, I do have lots of state sign pictures to share! – and I will. But today I’m thinking about homeschooling. As in yes we are still going to do so and being in a new state, I have some searching to do.
I wasn’t planning on continuing to homeschool. I looked up the public schools here and figured it was okay to send the kids. Alice (2nd grade this fall) went to school for a couple of days to my Aunt’s class, back in South Dakota, and loved it. Jake went with her, sure he’s only four but since he can read and write my Aunt figured second grade would be a piece of cake for him. 🙂 They both loved school – and I think if we lived at home, I wouldn’t hesitate to send them. I know everyone there, the families, the teachers. So yeah, I was planning on sending them to school.
Until we got here and realized we wouldn’t be here through the entire school year. And military kids transfer schools over and over again, and make new friends everywhere they go, and start over at school a lot. But Alice is barely going to be 7 and I don’t look forward to that kind of lifestyle for her. I’d rather she remember our neighbors and friends, the people at the library and her Dad’s coworkers kids – vs the kids she was in school with for a couple/few months. Jake will just now be 5! I don’t want his entire educational career to be a move from school to school to school. Plus I didn’t look forward to having to add transferring schools to the list of things to do while moving.
So we will homeschool again. I’ve gone from thinking we have to get Alice tested to enter public school to searching through my boxes to find what homeschooling supplies we have, researching Texas laws/rules and looking for just a couple more homeschooling blogs to read. Do you have any recommendations? So far here are the ones on my list – and it’s a short list so really – recommend please!
- Mother Crone’s Homeschool – her children are older then mine and she’s been homeschooling for years, I appreciate her wisdom
- A Typical Life blog – I also follow Andrea on twitter and embarrassingly just this weekend realized her husband writes a homeschool blog on another blog A Typical Homeschool
- Handmade Homeschool ~ I just like reading this one
Listed edited to add a few more I found in my blog reader!
- Dr Mommy Homeschool Tips
- Mom Is Teaching – Summer isn’t authoring anymore, but great read – and check out the blogroll for more blogs
- Relaxed Homeschooling
I am looking for more and I like a variety of things from a homeschool blog – ideas, tips, words of wisdom. I have a couple of others on my list but I just found them so it’ll take a bit for me to decide if they are permanent fixtures on my list.
And if only my bookcase looked as organized as the picture! As it is, we have almost three bookcases worth of books crammed into two bookcases. We’d like to buy a couple more but are having a time finding any.