To pick up from my earlier story where we announced our decision to homeschool…
As time went on, thankfully the kids kept warming up to the idea. Would we have not done it, had they not warmed up to the idea? I don't know. As one of my friends said in a comment, God's will isn't something you follow only if the kids agree. Yes. But I began to question if we were reading Him right! And could I have fought them every day for who knows how long? Anyway, I'm glad we didn't have to make that push. I think it was the whole “No homework ever again” thing that won them over. I've also been telling them things like… “You know how we always have some hot days in September when it's time to go back to school? Well, now we can go to the beach on those days and have the whole place to ourselves!”
I've been learning a lot from all of you and devouring your comments from my posts earlier this week, and wanted to say THANK YOU!
Math curriculum update:
Math is the first curriculum I'm tackling as far as deciding what we're using, and we're still leaning toward Teaching Textbooks. We're doing the assessments from the website today. After doing some sample lessons last night, we all love the teacher! He explains things so well, and the look of pride on their faces as they “got it” so easily was priceless and got me even more excited for this whole plan!
Now here's a cute video I found: 7 Lies About Homeschoolers
(By the way, I was a little offended by the Jesus part at first, the way he made following Him look nerdy, but I think he finished that clip well. I took it as a way to show that even though some homeschoolers may go to church more often than others, that doesn't make them nerds.)