So, we're on homeschool year #4. I might be the only one who finds that amazing. Still, it represents a lot of little revolutions in our homeschool paradigm. This blog is the latest shift. Here's why:
I always plan our homeschool year during the summer, print the plan, and keep it in my binder, organized smartly week-by-week. In the past, I would check off lessons or activities as we did them. This filled my desire for checklists, but it sometimes left me disappointed. Any activities we didn't have time for sat unchecked on the page, forlorn reminders of missed learning opportunities. (Sigh!)
In the meantime, we were at the library, baking, on field trips, visiting teaching, or taking care of Noah. We were learning about something that my printed schedule didn't give us permission to learn. This blog is going to change that, by reminding us about what we do, not what we've left undone.
At some point, I realized that a blog would also be a happy way of sharing with our family and regularly-schooled friends what exactly we're doing all day around here. Hope you'll like some of our ideas.
Have I kept the written plan? Yes. I like the planning. And how much do you think I can keep in my head all at one time, anyway?