03 June, 2009

The end of home schooling

It is only just over two months since I began full-time home schooling our 6 y.o., but as of yesterday we've now finished, formally anyway. It was easier than I expected, most days. For the first time I got a glimpse of the thrill of it (have you even heard passionate home schoolers talk about that?). Seeing my son grow in confidence at the very beginning of his reading journey on my watch is something I won't quickly forget. An unexpected outcome is our 4 y.o.'s journey too. In the course of teaching his brother, it was easiest to just include him with pre-school activities. He has built on the foundation built through fortnightly classes based on the alphabet over the last nine months at CAJ. But his fine motor skills (speaketh the OT) and ability to concentrate on table-activities have improved. I still cannot imagine myself doing it long-term. I have a friend who is in her 13th or 14th year of home schooling and still has a child in lower primary. My hat is off to her and the many like her, willing to make a career out of home schooling.

1 comment:

-J said...

Congratulations! Glad you all 3 enjoyed it!