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Monday, March 8, 2010

Improvements

Well, it's been about six weeks of homeschooling.

The kids are thriving, and so am I.

Mr. C is flying through the curriculum and doing great.

J-Man is nothing short of amazing. These last few weeks have made a world of difference for him. When he was in school, he got in trouble nearly every day. It wasn't like he was doing awful things, but he was definitely one of the more immature kids in his class. I think his teacher was relieved to have him go. I was the most worried about how I would "handle" teaching J-Man...whether I would have the patience to deal with him all. day. long. But he has been wonderful. I think the fact that he isn't constantly getting into trouble has worked wonders for his self-esteem. My relationship with him is blossoming. I feel closer to him now than before...and I thought it would be the opposite.

When I see that he's ready for a break, I give him a break. Well, usually. Sometimes he has to finish his project or worksheet before he can go play. But not having to have him fit into a "mold" in school looks good on him. He is honestly trying to do his best. Yes, we still use the Chum Bucket, but its use has at least been cut in half.

I feel fully validated and encouraged by things going so smoothly. It still baffles me that I am homeschooling, though. ME, of all people! And loving it.

4 comments:

Christy said...

Hooray! I'm so glad that homeschooling is turning into such a positive experience. =) I have many days where I just LOVE it! (the freedom of the schedule, getting to work with my kids, etc). There are days though where I just wish I could "send them off" and get a little time to myself.;)-

:)De said...

Congrats! I am happy for you!

So... What is 1 thing on your homeschool wish list? Hmmmm...

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

That is soooo great! I love when people find something totally unexpected to enjoy and be good at!!!
I had a chum bucket idea.... I have my girls break down recycling. They pull apart and flatten the boxes and such. It's great busy work and is nice to have done.

Britts said...

How wonderful!

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