Monday, March 2, 2009

Here We Go!

This post is titled as such because hopefully this will be the beginning of the documentation of my journey toward homeschooling. I have no idea how this is going to work. All I can do is look at the path of other people and see what works for them and what I like and try to apply it as such.

I want to homeschool because I see our children developing into individuals more and more everyday and I hate the fact that in school they are unable to treat them as individuals. My daughter and son are so different from each other, but in school they are being taught the same things in the same way. Mari is in 3rd grade and David is in kindergarten. When David tells Mari about something that they are doing in school, she usually says, "Oh yea, I remember that. We did the same thing." Why does this bother me? This bothers me because these are two different children that had 4 different teachers and yet they have had only one experience. What's up with that? I am going to purchase books so that I can learn their individual learning styles and be able to teach or lead them accordingly. They both do pretty well in school, but I don't want them to become robotic. They have such huge personalities and I don't want them to be smothered by the need of the teachers to control 20+ other children. It kind of bothered me when someone that knows us personally remarked that when David was in school he was a totally different child than when he was at home. Why do they have to change who they are to learn and discover?

Here we go!


  1. What a great observation! You mention that you consider each of your children big personalities, and yet, they are not only doing the exact things in school as the other, but as you said, your child "changes" when shifting environments. I believe you are correct in making the implication that a person USES their personality when learning.

    My foundational goal in my homeschooling my children was to provide an environment where each child can find their passion and purpose in life. It only makes sense that a person must be true to who they are in order to find it. I think that's why so many don't :-( They have conformed into an obedient workforce.

    These will begin your first reasons to choose homeschooling, which will turn into hundreds more over time :-) May you have the courage to face the inevitable naysayers in your life that first year to follow your heart. This is one decision I don't regret even a little bit!

    So far, each of my children wouldn't change a thing, either . . .

  2. Girl, your Blog is too cute!! Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work. It will get easier and easier with time. I love your use of pictures and the expressions on everyone's face. Loves Ya.