almost done with our first semester of homeschooling.
my main fears are that my daughter (8 yrs old) will not learn everything that the school wants and if she goes back to public school, she will be behind. Im worried that Im not as good at educating my child as the schools...
My favorite parts of homeschooling- the days when we just go with it... like today. I saw something on the poem Annabel Lee and we looked it up, read the first three stanzas & discussed them, found it spoken on youtube and closed our eyes and listened to it several times. Then we talked about who Annabel Lee might have been, talked about Poe, etc.
But now I'm sitting here scared that my DD wont know what a predicate is for the state test this spring (my state makes homeschoolers take a test every year)
Another cool day-- DD is interested in Ancient Egypt. So we studied mummies, and turned her Barbie doll into a mummy and made a sarcophagus out of an old spaghetti box. We schooled for over 5 hours straight that day. It was awesome!!
So... Im coming to a thought that I want homeschool to be more about inspiring a love of art, music, literature... and learning stuff like predicates is ok, but I want the main focus on really enjoying learning. Math we do Saxon math, which is very laid out... we are on lesson 50, and even that is freaking me out, I feel like we should be farther along.
is this a normal first time homeschool mom feeling---- you slowly go from thinking "what does the school say she needs to know" to "what do I think is important for her to know, and what does SHE want to explore"
I get so nervous that Im ruining her education!!! =(