Monday, March 30, 2009


Well, after much prayer and years of stressing and going back and fourth between choices, I have decided to homeschool Whitney! I finally feel at peace about it and know it's the best choice for us and I'm actually really excited about it! It's going to be so neat to get to be her teacher and get to be in that part of her life. I've been doing home pre-school with her and it has worked so well and we've had so much fun with it. I love being able to teach her the things SHE'S interested in and being able to take as much time as we want to teach it. That girl absolutely loves to learn and read and explore...so I know we'll have a lot of fun.

We're still trying to decide on a curriculum. There are soooo many great resources and programs out there! It feels sort of like being a kid in a candy shop. I'm looking into some online acadamy programs that have attendance guildelines so I can't slack off. They also do progress reports each week so I can make sure she's grasping everything she needs to. Annnnd, they send you the supplies you'll need like science kits and health kits for when you're doing those units. They have lots of fun educational games online and workbooks and then I can just supplement whatever else I want to add in to the program.

I know it will be a lot of work and dedication, but I know that it will bring some wonderful rewards and blessings! I'll get to be the one to see the excitement in her eyes when she accomplishes something, or finally grasps something. I can't wait to get started!

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Melissa said...

You'll be a great teacher!

The Yoder's Three said...

Wow-you are way more ambitious than I am. Good for you! And GOOD LUCK!

The Mursets said...

Nice. Let us know how it goes.

imajacobs said...

You are one brave woman! Good luck.

The Brock Family said...

That is so awesome Nat! I could never do it, unless I HAD to! :)
Have fun and Good Luck!

Linsey said...

Wow! That's impressive. I'm so looking forward to when my kids are in school and I get a little break. What made you decide to home school? Rylie has a learning disability too, so I don't know how I would do that either. Teaching isn't my forte.

Mike & Rachel Barton said...

Wow, you are a brave soul! It will be fun though. I'm just curious to know what made you decide. Are the schools bad there? I'm really just curious, not criticizing or anything. Oh, and we got the carseat on Amazon. It was a little bit cheaper there than at Wal-mart, and a lot cheaper than at Babies R Us.