This post is to share with you all how the first week of home-school here in Casa de Bliss (well, at least I like to think of home that way) went. The difference between last year and this year is so dramatically apparent already. There was no crying, no whining, no wanting to crawl in the fetal position.... and Jeromy did very well too. As I had posted before, we decided to do things different this year by not using a pre-made, pre-boxed curriculum, and I am now fully in charge and in control of what and how Jeromy learns. Instead of going on and on about the numerous things that we are just loving about this year (and you all know I'm long-winded!), here's a short break down of our top five (in random order) reasons this year's homschooling is, quite simply, DA-BOMB-DIGGITY!...
FREEDOM - I love having the feeling of having total reign and control of how our school day is gonna go. It takes more work on my part in terms of lesson planning, but it is sooooo worth it.
FLEXIBILITY - I love that if I think a particular assignment or reading seems redundant and unnecessary, I can just say, "HAH! Don't have to do it, 'cause that's how we roll! Mwahahaa!!"
AFFORDABILITY - Yea, I gotta tell ya, it's so awesome not shelling out over a thousand bucks for a pre-made curriculum.
NO TEARS - Yes, like I mentioned before, there are no tears this year.... well, at least not yet.
ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS - There has been such a wonderful shift in Jeromy's attitude towards school now that his studies are so much more geared towards his learning style. He is always so excited to start school now, unlike last year, when the mere mention of "Calvert" made him break out into hives.
And you fellow homeschoolers out there, I'd love to hear how your homeschooling is going this year. Or if you don't homeschool, I'd still love to know how your week has been!