Monday, September 8, 2008

First day of homeschooling

Today is the first day of school for Nolan and Gideon. Haddon wants to participate, so we can say that he is in preschool. For the time being, that pretty much means that he's listening in on what the other guys do and gets a special notebook to doodle in.

Nolan has entered into first grade, and Gideon into Kindergarten. I can already tell that this year will be much different from last year. Nolan entered Kindergarten already reading and writing and knowing basic math skills. Gideon never had the interest that Nolan did, so he is entering school without the same knowledge.

Needless to say, while Nolan has zipped through Spelling and Phonics (he already completed the first week of Phonics), Gideon has sat with his dry erase board practicing writing his letters. We are currently at J.

This year will be much more organized and regular. Last year, I was able to skip a couple days a week because Nolan was always so far ahead, and we were able to do other activities instead. I'm thinking that these first few months will be the hardest as we try to get into a groove and work on Gideon's reading!

It didn't take long for the complaining to start. But they are excited to learn new things.

It's nice to get back into should be an interesting year!

In case anyone was wondering, the curriculum I am using is Covenant Home Curriculum. I highly recommend it and have enjoyed using it!


Cheryl said...

I will be praying for you as you homeschool this year. I admire you for your efforts. So thankful they have a mom who is a Christian and that they can be taught at home. You will never be sorry for all your hard work and someday they will thank you too!

Grammy (Cheryl)

Twisted Cinderella said...

I am always so impressed with moms that homeschool their kids!