Tuesday, August 24, 2010
New Journey
It's been almost 2 years since I last posted on this blog.  Last year (2009/2010 school year) we left Catholic Heritage Curriculum and elected to follow our school district's online curriculum (with extra stuff added in)  Both boys did well, and ended the school year with averages in the high 90's.

This year (2010/2011) we made the decision to enroll the boys in the local public school.  This decision was not made lightly, but we believed it was the best for our family at this point.  Thanks to the recession, I returned to work on a part-time basis, and was able to increase my work to almost full-time status over the last 6 months. Child care for the older boys became an issue, and we decided that we wanted them to have the opportunities that would be available via enrolling.  Another factor was the speech therapy my middle child was receiving from the school.  His appointments meant that I had to block out 2 days in order to get him there, which decreased my available work time, which decreased our available funds.

I'll also admit that I enjoyed my return to work, and receive quite a bit of satisfaction from teaching others (I'm a technical trainer for adults.)

More went into the decision, but the final decision was that the boys would go to the local school this year.

It's been a bit of an adjustment, but they're doing fine.  Academically, they're at or above grade level in every subject and socially they're finding their groove.  They will begin chess club soon, and my oldest began orchestra.  My middle child is receiving his speech therapy during the school day. 

We loved our homeschooling years, and often I was too busy enjoying that time to update this blog. We explored quite a bit, learned a ton, and had the opportunity to spend plenty of time together as a family.  None of that will stop, just the circumstances a bit.

I wish you luck in your schooling journey!!  I know that some people still stumble across this blog and read it, so I won't delete it.  I wanted to leave an update post though, for anyone wondering if we still homeschool. 

posted at 1:23 PM

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I'm a homeschooling mom with 3 wonderful kids! My boys are 6 & 7 and working at a 1st and 2nd/3rd grade level. We use Catholic Heritage Curriculum loosely, with lots of our own ideas added in. My boys attend an enrichment program one day per week during the traditional school year, which gives me extra time with my toddler daughter, and the chance to run some errands without my active boys.

This blog was a running list of what we do each school-day, but I tend to post here sporadically now. We usually school on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to take DH's days off into account.

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