Homeschooling: Sweet Chaos!By Trillia Newbell | August 28th, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized | 2 comments
By Trillia Newbell
So I’ve started homeschooling. It is everything I thought it would be–plus. There’s much more craziness trying to wrangle in my kids and much more joy in teaching than I would have ever imagined. I had thought I would do school one way, but one of the benefits of homeschooling (flexibility!!) allowed me to change my mind.
We are doing a cooperative learning schooling. Weston goes to Rivers Edge Christian Academy three days a week and I teach him for two days. This schedule is much better for our busy schedules. Working part-time and homeschooling full-time was not a viable option.
Another plan I had was to finish our basement and make that his school. That didn’t pan out. Since we were unable to we have made a makeshift school area.
What makes it chaotic, besides the fact that Weston is 6 years old and active, is our little Sydney bean (that’s our nickname for my youngest). She likes to take over homeschooling times (as you will see in the pictures below). I am about to implement some ideas for keeping my vivacious toddler occupied and entertained which I will share soon.
Until then, here is a look at our not-so glamorous homeschooling area. Home of the Wildcats. Where learning takes place and chaos ensues.
West doing school this morning.
Sydney catches on
Adorableness while learning
Sydney’s take over begins
Sydney is now doing school too and Weston must use the front of the desk.
She is now the teacher! 🙂