I have always dreamed of homeschooling my kids. I never liked the way public schools can’t give the needed help to each child as classes are just to big.
I had done research for years on how I wanted to homeschool. I had the curriculum picked out, and a plan on how it was gonna run.
Well needless to say, it’s not how I pictured! It’s better in some ways and very hard in others.
I get all the time I want with my kids every day, my homeschool area where our books are kept is a hallway closet 🙁 where the towels are kept. That isn’t enough room so I also have one of those over the toilet shelf things with the legs off on top of a dresser. I have another one that sits over the laundry basket!
Here is our library of goodies!
Here is the shelf on the dresser.
And here is the one over the laundry basket!
This is not the ideal plan I had to teach my children, but we have very limited space and they do there learning at the table anyway, so it shouldn’t matter how I store the essentials as long as I can find them!
We have a table down stairs that we study at, I have a freshman, 5th grader,3rd grader and a toddler that has to be in middle of everything!
Some days we struggle with keeping the toddler out of important papers, I always give her papers and colors or color wonder markers to try to occupy her but NOPE! She wants to draw on my teacher Manuel or the kids homework! She loves it when we paint!
This is my 3rd year of homeschool, I never thought I could do a good job, or help them learn so I started late. But I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t have to be perfect and always in order! Just go with the flow, if you plan on painting one day and your apartment complex has a leak and they turn off your water so you can’t wash out the brushes, well o well, go to the store get some water and resume.
It doesn’t have to be a 8-3 thing! Kids learn at different speeds and in different ways. If you help them the way they need it runs smoothly, even when your toddler tries eating the paint :).
My point here is just have fun! You know your kids better than anyone, let them be themselves and you will do great!
But all in all we have a blast and kids are learning and enjoying school, so I’m happy with the little bumps in the road. I wouldn’t give it up for anything.
If you have contemplated homeschool I encourage you to give it a try! It’s a great experience for you and your kids!