Monday, September 29, 2008

Oh no! Not another one!

I think I may have totally lost my mind folks.  I have decided that I'm going to homeschool David, too.  Have I completely gone bonkers?  Well, maybe not yet, but I wouldn't answer that for next week.  I just couldn't take the madness any more.  

I gave it a good shot.  Five full weeks.  After K-5 in school and all the ups and downs of it.  I figured it was time to give homeschool a shot.  It has worked out really well  for the E.  If today is any indication, it's going to be great.  He was doing everything I gave him without complaint. When he finished he came almost begging for something else to do.  Heaven!  This has not been my experience with my other beloved student.  Shall we just call her resistant to instruction and direction.  

Time will tell on this.  The excitement may wane, but I think this may really work and be good for all involved.  E was actually looking forward to doing Japanese with the D-meister.  So...

Mama rejoices!


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow, that's great!
And I can't believe I haven't been to your blog for a while...I've missed some great posts! Love the red honeysuckle. And that double yolk egg--must be a good omen!

lotusgirl said...

My brother says that the double yolk egg means good luck. With 10 in the dozen, I must really be in for some.

Ithelrand said...

As my mom may have told you, she and Dad homeschooled me after I not only failed second grade, but did worse the second time around. Despite my parents having no training or guidance in their efforts to homeschool, I was able to skip 3rd grade, and when they decided to try putting me back in public school, I did very well, and I was often on the A or A&B honor rolls. However, there are now a lot more resources available to those who want to homeschool, so I think homeschool can blow public school out of the water. I plan on homeschooling what kids I may have through middle school if I can talk my future wife into it.

Here are some books you might want to look up:

Homeschooling Handbook (Revised 2nd Edition)
by Mary Griffith

The Unschooling Handbook : How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith

The Complete Home Learning Source Book: The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic to Zoology
by Rebecca Rupp

How Children Learn
by John Holt

Good Luck!

lotusgirl said...

Thanks Nathan. I'll have to check those books out. Things are going well so far.

Lioness said...


lotusgirl said...


Go do math!

Mwahhahahahhaha! right back at ya!