We spent a glorious month back east this summer (photos to come), but have now settled back home and into the school routine. thankfully, this school year is a much smoother start for Satine than last year. It's pretty awesome, in fact. I'm so relieved! Satine loves her teacher and is in the same class as many of her friends. Happy child, happy mama.
Instagram pic: First day of 3rd Grade
For Navia and Keats, we're switching things up this year-- I've decided to homeschool them. For a while now, I have felt a stirring in my heart to homeschool. I have been praying about and waiting on timing.... and this year, the cards just aligned and for various reasons the homeschooling thing just kind of fell into place. And what better way to warm up to homeschooling than in preschool, right?
So, for now, my kids have delighted in saying "yes, Teacher." OK, Teacher," even though I tell them they can still call me Mommy. They are having fun with it.
I have been reading, researching, and planning... I want them to have an enriched year where they learn through play. I'm not sure if this will be a short or long term thing, we'll see.
We had a slow ramp up, a sort of "soft opening" of school for us to kind of test the waters and try some things out. I have been doing it for about two weeks now. So far, so good. I know this will be a huge growth year for me and I am enjoying being this PRESENT and FOCUSED with my children. I am also exhausted from being this present and focused with my children! :)
I have loose plans about how I want the first of the year to go (still planning the rest of it out) and I know things will morph as we go along and I learn what is working and what is not. I am trying to stay in a state of trust and openness. I think homeschool already has and will continue to improve my mothering as much as my "teaching" will "improve" them. I have already wondered if God put these whisperings in my heart because **I** needed this change as much as my children needed it.
Wish me luck!