Would you mind proofreading this...I am nervous about breaking it to my MIL that we are homeschooling. I feel like there is something wrong with it. I am just nervous...
|I hope you don't mind me sending this, I know we both have different ideas of what an "education" is and I want that to be ok. :-)
This is an article from a website I frequently visit and it fully describes what my WHOLE heart belives in terms of "What a 4 year old should know." I thought you might like to know my perspective. :-)
Here is a link: http://www.magicalchildhood.com/articles/4yo.htm
I am definatly not an expert on school, especially outside the home. (Thats what I have YOU for!) I don't have a degree. I am not always going to have the answers. But I do have my instincts and I feel called to homeschool. Some days I wish I didn't! I would rather send my kids to school-it would be easier on me! But most days, when I just admit to myself that God is calling me to homeschool, I feel at peace. I cant argue with it anymore. I am excited to come to that realization. I talked to Matt about it, and he said he trusts my instincts and we could give it a try. I am so thankful for the support he has given me. Do you know what an awesome person you raised???!!!
Since we don't actually have to report to the state on progress until 1st grade, I am not sure what we will decide about kindergarten. (Because we may or may not follow a "cirriculum" for kindergarten) Matt and I have not had an in depth conversation about this matter yet. We have alot of learning to do about laws, cirriculums, etc.
My next step in the learning process is that I am planning on getting a highly reccomended book called "Family Matters, why homeschooling makes sense." If you want, you can probably check it out at the library. I would love it if you came along for the ride. You are a very important person to us and the littles and I dont want you to feel alienated. I want you to feel like you are an irreplacable part of our team-because you are!