Monday, September 28, 2009

We're actually doing it!

What if every day was like summer break, and you could play all day long.
What if you never had to catch the school bus and leave your cute little brother behind.

What if recess was spent playing with your best friend.
What if your teacher thought your were the absolute cutest kid she had ever seen, and loved you more than anything in the whole entire world?

What if you could enjoy learning from the comfort of your own home?
We're HOME SCHOOLING! I can hardly believe it, and most days I think to myself "Self, is this actually possible? Am I messing my kids up big time? How can I expect anyone to focus in this chaos?" But other days I think "this is pretty great. I love having these guys home with me!". The decision was not an easy one to make, but I've had this wild idea in my head for a while and always though that in a perfect world I would definitely do it, but the truth of the matter is that it took an imperfect world to make me take the plunge. Registering for school here is different that anyplace I've ever been. You can choose any school in the whole school system, and then they do a lottery in January to see who gets into which school. Well since we registered late we did not get into the school we wanted (That's like 500 feet away from our house) instead they put Porter in one school and Maya in another (from what I hear the school they wanted to send Maya to is the worse school in the district) (a little inconvenient). I drove past the schools and thought they were so scary I wouldn't want to walk by the better yet send my kids into them. Well long story short we're trying it this year. We are only here for a year and a half, how much damage can I really do?

7 comments:

Sarah Harward said...

Such cute pictures!! You need to update more!!!

Sierra Parke said...

Well, I don't blame you for not wanting to put them in a sketchy school you are not certain about Amanda. Like everything, you'll do a great job home schooling them. Is Porter pretty excited about it?

Melissa Tate said...

Good for you!! Your family/kids come first, and you wouldn't want to put them in a place that is potenially harmful, even if it is "school." You are such a great example to me, you CAN do this!! You're awesome!

Searls Stuff said...

Smart choice. What curriculum will you use? Do you need anything from my files?

Doug and Mallena said...

If anyone can do this, you can! You are an amazing mother who has great ideas and always has something fun planned. They'll be just fine if you choose to put them back in public school.

Kevin, Kelsey and Annalise.... said...

I home schooled when I was younger and it was awesome. We traveled ALL the time, and it was a great experience.....and I don't think I turned our weird....or dumb.

I am sure the kids are loving it!

Bonnie said...

I think that you will do an awesome job Amanda! You have the education to back it up too. I agree with everything said prior to me. I'm rooting for you. :)