It will be a bitter-sweet day for the boys. They are so ready for summer and ready to see their cousins and friends in Texas, but they love their teachers and are dreading not getting to see the Livesay kids and other friends for the next few months. Aaron and I totally get what they are feeling. Bitter-sweet. Life in two worlds. It affects the youngest to the oldest in this house.
In other school news....
Tara posted a picture of the school that's being built for seven of the most funtastical kids on this planet. Check it out!
We hope to have teachers hired in a few short weeks and then begin picking curriculum and mapping out the school year. The kids have enjoyed going to "real school" this year, but I must admit...I love the idea of homeschooling again. And so do the kids.
I know "education" can be a controversial, hot topic. You know how some families are margarine families and some families are butter families? Some are whole milk families and some are 2% families? Well, now that we've spent a year doing school in a more conventional way, we have come to the conclusion that we're a home-school kind of crew. It fits our family better. It's more "us." That's just it, and we're cool with that. The kids enjoyed school this year and we could not be more thankful for how their teachers loved and taught them, but we're looking forward to going back to homeschooling. And we like whole milk. And butter. Real butter.
The teacher geek in me is ready to make plans, buy books, and brainstorm with the teachers we will hire. We were blown away by how many quality, gifted, (perhaps overly qualified) teachers applied for the teaching positions. I find myself daydreaming about next year's school year and it's not even summer yet.
I leave you with some of my favorite homeschool pictures from past years. These were fun to look through tonight. Made me nice and nostalgic. I'll probably cry myself to sleep thinking about how fast time flies and how quickly babies grow up and turn into sixth graders. Aaron just loves it when I look through old pictures. Loves it.
The Hendrick brothers wrapped Hayden in toilet paper when we
were studying Ancient Egypt and mummification.
Then they buried him with all of his favorite earthly items.
Astronomy with daddy and Uncle Jason
researching Native Americans
Language arts, home-school style
Don't forget to check out the picture of our building being put up on Heartline's new land and read the school update that Tara wrote. You can find it all here.