Today was our first day of school at home!
I do believe that homeschooling starts at birth, and to tell the truth, we’ve been working on school for a long time. When I told my daughter we would be starting school soon, she said “But Mommy, we already do school!” Now that is truth.
Age-wise, she’s in pre-K, though she’s quite ready for Kindergarten and beyond. Isabelle has been reading for a while, so we’re quite past letter recognition and other pre-school skills. So today, we began our Kindergarten curriculum, which I’ll tell you more about in a future post.
How Did it Go?
School was great! I love our curriculum! I’ve already learned some super practical things about teaching my kiddos. Isabelle (4) and Andrew (2) had a great time reading stories, making art, playing with shapes, and working on handwriting.
Like all aspects of motherhood, flexibility is the name of the game. On Saturday, my 2 1/2 year old decided he was finally interested in the potty and he’s been pottying regularly ever since. So I felt like I had no choice but to start true potty training today. Potty training was the biggest challenge of the day, simply because I felt distracted and divided all morning long. Everything took longer than it should’ve and it was a huge challenge to be patient with both children, who always seemed to need me at the same time. I prayed frequently, often while sitting knee-to-knee with a toddler who needed to focus on pottying instead of giggling. God brought me the patience that I needed.
What did the Teacher Learn?
And I think I’m taking the night off cooking. I’m worn out!
How have your first days of school gone?
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