Back to homeschooling! I’m hesitant to share our negative experiences with the school we hoped would work for Keaton. Essentially, we saw them embrace an unschooling aspect we weren’t expecting. Parents have to decide what they think is best for their kids, and we don’t necessarily agree with a full unschool “curriculum.” We also don’t know what the future holds and need Keaton to be more scholastically prepared than what was being offered in case we move and need to place him in a more traditional school. Short story long, we’re back at home!
I loved homeschooling last year and even in the last few weeks we’ve watched Keaton become more focused and engaged in scholastic/interest-based learning, something I prioritize in life and want to share with him. I also believe that books, texts, and writings hold important knowledge that should be embraced/utilized/sought out fervently. This year we’re working mostly with “living books,” and it’s just so fun (at least it is for me, Keaton isn’t always as enthusiastic). I do get some text books to keep an eye on the standards so I can gauge what other third graders are learning/where they’re building knowledge, but try to avoid them when I can. Anyway, here’s an assortment of what we’re working with for the rest of the year. We’re also signed up for probably too much stuff around town (hip hop dance, STEM class, art class and drama class). Between my school/work schedule, Adam’s two classes, homeschool, extra-curricular stuff and making a baby, LIFE IS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY (GOOD). Enough rambling... I’d love amazing book suggestions, especially beautiful nature-based education books! Or any homeschool talk. Or Mom talk. It’s not easy, but in the end we know what’s best for our kids and have to keep that forefront when planning the future 💛 #momlife #homeschool #homeschooling #busybusybusy #miniblog #teachyourkids #bookstagram #childrensbooks #livingbooks #livingbookseducation