This year I will be homeschooling Eli. Last year we did some very lightly structured learning things, but this year he is ready for more. He asks questions and wants to learn, he asks to go to school. School isn't an option since we are traveling, but honestly, we would plan on homeschooling regardless. It's something Ive put a lot of thought and prayer into.
There are a million and one reasons why I feel homeschooling is best, its works best with us being on the road, I love that it will be christian-based, and I love the flexibility that goes along with it. I'm also looking forward to a little more structure, I can tell its something he is ready for. I do know that many of my friends are interested in homeschooling, and while I cant tell you whether or not this is the right choice, Im looking forward to sharing our journey of homeschooling and hope to inspire/help/and encourage others :) SO, lets get started...
I know many families are thinking of the school year coming up, while I know its a bit early to "plan" I had to get on it because we will be on the road, which means, i have no idea what to do on the road as far as ordering curriculum, or shopping for supplies....cuz i just dont know whats out there. So I decided to start getting things done now...and let it collect dust for awhile.
Most of our schooling will be done in the camper (a blog of turning our camper into our home will be done soon...hopefully) but again, we have the great outdoors and neat places to see. I dont really have a schedule in mind, but I'm thinking we will start out doing 2-3 days a week, a couple of hours on those days. If its too much, i'll back off, and if he's ready for more, then we will add in some hours. But here is what I plan on doing:
So here was something I found at Ironica Adventures, I have used this lesson planner and it's so helpful to stay organized, plus, ITS FREE
Calendar, weather, seasons, I also plan on doing a daily bible verse at the bottom of the board. I saw this idea on pinterest, I thought this would be perfect because it would fold up and I could store it, which works great for living in a small space. I got everything on here at JoAnn Fabrics and I had 50% off coupon so i spent a whopping $7
I spent some time debating on ordering a curriculum or not. At first I figured he's 3 and it should be easy peezy, but the more I looked around I decided I ordering one. I ordered Preschool for 3's from Alpha Omega Publications, I did a lot of research on curriculum and fell in love with this one. I just got it in the mail and have looked through it quite a bit, and seriously, I'm in love. I love that everything is wrapped around God. And it teaches God's love, bible stories, everything, in such a gentle way.But it uses trains and animals and pictures that I know will keep Eli captivated, it also comes with workbooks and a teacher guide!! I'm so excited to use this!
We don't really need school supplies, but backpacks are a big deal to these two :) Nothing wrong with incorporating things that will make it even MORE fun, but I know they will have a blast!
So thats pretty much it! I do plan on continuing blogging about our journey in homeschooling...or roadschooling. What works, whats doesnt, and what our routine will look like. :)