Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bubby's first day of school

Just sit down for the first lesson. Look at that excitement!

My work is done here today. Mission accomplished.

Today was Bubby's first day of Kindergarten! It was my first day to be his teacher too. We had a great time and he loved it. He was so excited about starting he could barely wait. We turned our spare bedroom into a classroom for us to home school in. I found a huge dry erase board last week on Craig's list for really cheap and had Daddy mount it on the wall this pass Labor Day weekend.
It looks great in there. I was really nervous about teaching one on one with my own child. I've taught preschoolers before but only in a class room setting. For some reason I thought I'd lose some of my old abilities with just one student. Though it still very early in the game it was quite the opposite. It was GREAT to be able to have the time to focus on just him and not spread my time out between several students! We are using My Father's World Kindergarten program and Math U see for our math curriculum. He is only 4 and I'm starting him early but he's ready for something now. No questions about it. I'm so excited to have this opportunity to home school our boys. Upon doing some national research regarding the regulations and laws with homeschooling I realize just how blessed we are to be here in Texas. Texas and Oklahoma are one on the rare states that do not have any laws or regulations regarding you homeschooling your children. Ok that's one good mark for Texas. Hate to be sarcastic but I can't say that I'm much for living here. I know, it sounds horrible being here for so long (40 years) and I know how Texans just LOVE their state but ........ Please forgive me. The first problem is that I don't do the Texas heat in the summer at all! I just can't stand the fact that we have to run our air conditioner almost around the clock for 3 to 4 months out of the year and have to pay for it. We are a slave to the electric company! Ok I'll move on here. Enough venting for now.
Back to the real reason for writing this today! Bottom line, we had a great time learning together and I look forward to the educational journey that begun today! ") Love U Bubby, good work.


The Joys of having Boys said...

Awesome!!! I am glad he loved it and you did too :)

Keep up the good work.

4funboys said...

that is great that you are BOTH so excited about the journey!

I'm trying to remember its a "marathon... not a sprint".

I'm only homeschooling #3 son (my 4th grader)... but it's been great so far.

Kila said...

Have a great school year with him!

Hey, running a/c for 3-4 months sounds better than having the heat on for 7 months out of the year! ;)