I've been itching to home school ever since Lydia was born. The day seemed like it would never come. And while I am 100% convinced that a good majority of a child's "education" comes through real life, there was something so tantalizing about starting those first workbooks!
These days, I truly sit back in amazement as my girls seem to learn and understand right before my eyes. I've told David at least a hundred times " I know it will get harder, and I know they wont all be this easy to teach. But this is CRAZY FUN!!!". It truly astounds me. Lydia seems to have fully grasped concepts that we used to s t r u g g l e over. And then there's Bethany.
Bethany never struck me as one who would be easy to teach. Why? I'm not sure. But I anticipated a struggle. The reality is, I've never met a child easier to teach. She grasps concepts before I think I would understand if I was explaining it to myself!
Of course there is always Havilah, who's desperation to do "school" is not matched by any desire to accomplish anything specific. She's good for me!
These days we've been focusing on the three "R's". "Reading", "Riting" and "Rithmetic" (with a little language thrown in!). We started out with more subjects, but lately it has been good to just focus on the basics and enjoy life a little more.
As far as "what" we are doing, I would say I'm a bit of an eclectic home schooler. Having been home schooled myself, I have the luxury of remembering first hand what worked, what didn't, and what I actually enjoyed. I have to pinch myself as I watch my girls reading stories that I remember reading for the first time! (If you really want a book list, I'll let you know!)